Summary: Bullhead is periodically a grim and challenging film but don’t let that dissuade you from seeking it out. The movie shows some great storytelling skills from director Roskam and really benefits from some great camerawork and completely believable performances.
Conclusion: 'Bullhead' is a deeply engrossing film. A movie that will lurk around in your head long after you see it. It's certainly an effective film, one which will affect the way you think and feel while you're watching it.
Excerpt: The trailers for Bullhead , Flemish writer/director Michael R. Roskam's debut feature (and a nominee for Best Foreign Film at this year's Oscars), place its thriller angle center stage--it dwells in the murky "hormone mafia underworld" (direct quote), in which livestock are illegally juiced by...
Excerpt: As with most modern gangster pictures, the plot of the Belgian import Bullhead involves illegal drugs, though Michaël R. Roskam’s low-boil thriller (an Oscar nominee this year for Best Foreign Language Film) isn’t about pot or coke or meth.
Conclusion: Made before Rust And Bone but timed to capitalise on Schoenaerts' new-found profile among English speaking audiences, Bullhead more than deserves its run at the big screen. So does its star.