Summary: “Headhunters” reminds us how to inject thrills, chills, drama, and suspense, with a minimum budget, just as many 60’s movies did, something that is completely forgotten by many of today’s filmmakers.
Excerpt: For art thief Aksel Hennie in Headhunters , a day gig as a corporate recruiter is simply a convenient cover, an opportunity to quiz wealthy businessmen on their collections and keep his wife (Synnøve Macody Lund) from asking questions.
Excerpt: The phenomenon of smart Scandinavian crime fiction arriving on our shores is, it seems, quickly being followed by a wave of smart Scandinavian crime movies and TV series. At the forefront of the literary output is Jo Nesb�, and it�s Nesb�s � Headhunters �, his first novel outside his famous Harry...
Conclusion: A slick thriller which takes place in a moral vacuum. It’s fascinating rather than exciting, but makes for chilly thrills with two strong, charismatic lead performances, a great deal of style and amusingly repulsive, ruthless twists.
Summary: In the late '80s and early '90s, Hollywood specialised in thrillers about well-to-do people whose lives crumble all around them by their own doing. I loved these movies. Hollywood hasn't made a decent one in years but thankfully the Europeans are stepping up to fill the gap.