This is an excellent Norwegian thriller (English subtitles) based on a novel by Jo Nesbo. It is fast-paced, very suspenseful, well-acted and clever. A little gruesome at times, but I am a bit squeamish! I really enjoyed this - the main character initially seems selfish, narcissistic, shallow, ruthless and quite unlikeable, but gradually you realise that things are definitely not what they seem - it's hard to know who the bad guys are, but it quickly becomes apparent towards the end of the movie where it becomes a very suspenseful cat & mouse chase. Highly recommended!
Very very good movie... you sit on hte edge of your seat the whole way... while your heart is in your throat....
Nothing is what it seems, and whenever you think you got it, it is wrong..
I cant talk about the plot bec I would give it away..
Normally I dock a point for the length of the movie (its only 100min) but this movie is so good..
Definitely keeps you entertained and wanting to know what happens next. A thriller.
having recently read this book with its very clever and original script, it was fantastic to see the movie followed it exactly. Great to see a Nesbo book come to life.
If you like Lock Stock and 2 Smokin Barrels and L4yer Cake then this is for you. Great movie
This is a Great film and if you can get over the subtitles, highly enjoyable. I am not sure I get all the nuances as often subtitled films do not get the context right but even so a great film! It was a different well scripted action thriller delivered by competent actors. If the original and better Nordic Stieg Larsson Dragon Tattoo (Millenium Trilogy) movies had a brother it would be this film, and as Jo Nesbo (another Nordic crime author) had a creative influence you can see why. These Nord movie/TV guys are crazy focused and they do it right! It reminded me of Travolta' and Elmore Leonards "Get Shorty" for its quirky plots and approach though if you watch the extras Headhunters was made with the Meals budget of a major Hollywood film. The real standout is the main character who at times resembled Adrian the Punk from the Young Ones. But supporting talent is also very good. Game of Thrones buffs might recognize one guy and be shocked by how different it is to hear one cast member so comfortable in a foreign language. Shames Aussies like me who are only mono-lingual. Its no wonder HBO is dabling in the Scandanavian.
A funny thriller that is likely to be remade in English.
Another good thriller out of Europe. A little far fetched and the subtitles can be fast to keep up with but its worth it.