Living way beyond his means, corporate recruiter Roger Brown steals rare artwork to maintain his lavish lifestyle. But when he plans to boost an especially valuable painting, he targets a man who has headhunting skills of a different variety.
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"Headhunters" is an absurd amount of grisly fun, which is a good thing, since, looked at in any great detail, it probably doesn't hold up all that well.
Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic  full review
By film's end, we're deep into Coen brothers territory, with an extra splash of Sam Raimi-level gore.
Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald  full review
'Headhunters" is a frighteningly well-made thriller about an amoral art thief on the run.
Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune  full review
"Headhunters" is a bit like an Ikea desk assembled with your nondominant arm -- sleek and attractive, but likely to fall to pieces if you look at it too hard.
Rafer Guzman, Newsday  full review
"Headhunters" will indeed hand you your head.
Tom Long, Detroit News  full review
A cat-and-mouse game with the giddy excitement of a heist movie.
Stephanie Merry, Washington Post  full review
It's crisp entertainment even as plot absurdities gum up the works - you can almost hear the pages turn as you watch.
Ty Burr, Boston Globe  full review
The scenes of graphic violence are drawn out to the point where they overwhelm the story.
Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader  full review
When we get the remake in a year or two, I hope it retains the edge and compact energy of director Morten Tyldum's movie.
Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune  full review
I knew I was being manipulated and didn't care. It was a pleasure to see how well it was being done.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times  full review
Clearly, there are streaks of farce in all this, as well as serious cracks in logic, and those who like their black comedy done to a crisp will happily feast on what Tyldum dishes up.
Anthony Lane, New Yorker  full review
Headhunters is slick and spritely, a mixture of corporate skullduggery and low-life slapstick that plays like The Firm meets Blood Simple.
Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail  full review
"Headhunters" is a well-oiled, nasty machine.
Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle  full review
That's some good acting by Hennie, but it's also good writing by co-scribes Lars Gudmestad and Ulf Ryberg. They freshen up familiar caper and thriller tropes, adapting the bestselling prose Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbo.
Peter Howell, Toronto Star  full review
This Norwegian thriller has a winning cutthroat perversity.
Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly  full review
At a time when many mystery thrillers fall apart in the final fifteen minutes, Headhunters maintains its integrity.
James Berardinelli, ReelViews  full review
The sex, nudity and violence are nonstop, but that's what makes "Headhunters" exciting entertainment.
V.A. Musetto, New York Post  full review
Brown's panic is capably rendered, but his ordeals are not worth enduring to the bitter end.
Nicolas Rapold, New York Times  full review
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