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. But stonewalling the wrong job prospect gets him into more trouble than stealing paintings ever has, and sets the stage for the rare thriller that manages to be consistently surprising without sacrificing coherence.
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 Hole series, that is aiming to make an impact on the screens where Stieg Larsson�s Millennium trilogy and The Killing have already met considerable success and acclaim.
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. More Following on from French films like Tell No One and The Big Picture , the Norwegian Headhunters tells a gripping story of one man's life falling apart as he sinks further and further into...
Conclusion: Jos Headhunters onnistuu jossain, se on näyttelijävalinnoissa. Aksel Hennie on aivan mainio Roger Brownin kengissä, ja tämän omalaatuiset piirteet muistuttavat yhtä aikaa Willem Dafoesta ja Steve Buscemista . Hennie on äärimmäisen epätyypillinen päähenkilö tällaisessa elokuvassa ja siksi todella mielenkiintoinen. Diana-vaimoa esittää epätodennäköisesti elokuvakriitikko Synnove Macody Lund , jonka huippumalleista muistuttava olemus sopii mainiosti hienostorouvan rooliin.