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Headhunters Review: Coen Brothers-esque Slick Thriller

Movie Review: Headhunters

Headhunters is part cat-and-mouse chase and part art heist.  The film brisks through an exciting plot of bloody yet funny twists and turns. It’s reminiscent of the Coen Brother’s style with a splash of gore.

The whole cast is great. Aksel Hennie is believable as the amoral yet likable art thief Roger Brown. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is sinister and suave as the surveillance tech innovator Clas Greve. Along with him are a group of quirky supporting characters who tears Roger’s sleek and orderly world apart.

The film treads on familiar elements – the hunter becomes the hunted and chased by a host of villains, whom he outsmarts in the end through a “calculated” (mostly implausible) series of events. The anti-hero becomes indestructible at every fatal encounter.

In spite of this, Headhunters is an enjoyable film that tackles the dangers of an insecure ego.

Headhunters

7

Headhunters tread on familiar ground, but its wicked humor, great performances, and fun plot twists make an entertaining grisly thriller.

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