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: Headhunters stars a bunch of guys you won't recognize, except for Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister in Game of Thrones ). The main character is Roger Brown (Askel Hennie), a corporate head hunter who holds his beyond-his-means life together through art theft. It's the only way he knows to retain his gorgeous wife who's most definitely out of his league.
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.
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: 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.