Jo Nesbo's Headhunters (Blu-ray)

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Description

Norwegian thriller based on the best-selling novel by crime writer Jo Nesbo. Aksel Hennie stars as Roger, a corporate headhunter who supplements the income necessary to fund his luxury home and lavish lifestyle by developing a sideline of stealing expensive works of art from his clients. When he sets his sights on his next target, smooth-talking Danish businessman Clas Greve (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), it quickly becomes apparent that, this time, Roger has definitely chosen the wrong man to steal from.

Product Details

Barcode
5060116727135
Department
Movies & TV
Released
13 Aug 2012
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Foreign Language
Region
Region B
Language
Norwegian
Subtitles
English
Sound Format
5.1 DTS
Aspect Ratio
2.40:1
Studio
Momentum Pictures
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
Runtime
93 min
Age Restriction
15
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Headhunters
Release Year
2011
Running Time
101 min
Language
Norwegian
Categories
Action/Adventure / Crime / Detectives / Scams And Cons / Thriller
US Box Office
$1.2 million
Official Website
http://www.magpictures.com/headhunters/
Ratings
IMDb
7.5
Rotten Tomatoes®
93% 85%
Metacritic
72
Synopsis
A man living on both sides of the law is caught in a dangerous game in this thriller from Norwegian director Morten Tyldum. Roger Brown (Aksel Hennie) makes his living as a corporate recruiter, finding talented people who work for other companies and making them lucrative offers to join the firm currently signing his paychecks. Roger's work brings with it a handsome salary, but he suffers crushing insecurity when it comes to his beautiful wife Diana (Synnove Macody Lund), and he constantly showers her with expensive gifts in hopes of staying on her good side. Between Diana's expectations and the equally expensive tastes of Roger's mistress Lotte (Julie R. Olgaard), Roger needs cash, so he's taken on a high-paying second job -- stealing rare works of art. Roger is just good enough and smart enough to know that he'll get caught eventually, and when he learns of a man with an authentic Rubens, he hopes to make one last score that will keep him well-set for a long time. But Roger soon finds out there's a catch -- the man with the painting is also someone he's supposed to recruit for a client, and he's clearly a few steps ahead of Roger. HODEJEGERNE (aka HEADHUNTERS) was an official selection at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.
Poster
Poster for Headhunters
Cast & Crew
Director
Morten Tyldum
Star
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau / Aksel Hennie / Synnove Macody Lund / Julie Olgaard / Eivind Sander
Screenwriter
Lars Gudmestad / Jo Nesbo / Ulf Ryberg
Source Writer
Jo Nesbo / Author: Jo Nesbo
Composer
Trond Bjerknaes / Jeppe Kaas
Director of Photography
John Andreas Andersen
Sound
Tormod Ringnes
Movie Critics
Chicago Sun-Times
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "The director, Morten Tyldum, has a gift for visual shocks and reveals. Everything can change in a single edit."
Roger Ebert (9 May 2012, )
Entertainment Weekly
"This Norwegian thriller has a winning cutthroat perversity....Hennie's slightly freakish pop-eyed charm makes him perfect as a born liar..." -- Grade: B
Owen Gleiberman (11 May 2012, )
Film Comment
"Morten Tyldum delivers a Norwegian thrill ride that surpasses any produced by Hollywood in recent memory....Plot twists come fast and furious, delivered with a particular Scandinavian drollness..."
Film Comment Staff (1 May 2012, )
Los Angeles Times
"HEADHUNTERS is a dark adult entertainment, a wild and bloody adrenaline rush of a movie that deals in gleeful grotesqueness and over-the-top implausibilities."
Kenneth Turan (27 Apr 2012, )
Sight and Sound
"[A] satisfyingly complex, thrilling and distinctive crowd-pleaser."
Nick Hasted (1 Apr 2012, )
Total Film
4 stars out of 5 -- "Crucially, the hurtling action rarely falters and never undermines the characters. And, as screenwriters will tell you, that's the holy grail."
Matt Glasby (1 May 2012, )
Uncut
"HEADHUNTERS has the stylish look of a high-end Hollywood thriller..."
Michael Bonner (1 Jun 2012, )
Wall Street Journal
"A transgenre thriller that glides effortlessly from crisp social commentary through off-kilter comedy to paranoid terror....[One] of the most enjoyable movies in recent memory."
(26 Apr 2012, )
Washington Post
3 stars out of 4 -- ""[With] playful music and clever camerawork...the result is a cat-and-mouse game with the giddy excitement of a heist movie."
(11 May 2012, )

Customer Reviews

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Didn't really enjoy this film.
Couldn't get into the characters and ended up giving it away.
Looking forward to watching The Snowman with Michael Fassbender which is another adaptation of a Jo Nesbo book.Hope it's better than this film.