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Headhunters Review

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RIVAL SCOUNDREL Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in Headhunters

Headhunters

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
100 minutes
Limited Release Date:
04/27/12
distributor:
Magnolia Pictures

We gave it a B

This Norwegian thriller has a winning cutthroat perversity. It puts you in the shoes of a very smooth criminal — a corporate headhunter who moonlights as an art thief. He’s played by Aksel Hennie, who’s like a cuter Steve Buscemi with a touch of Peter Lorre. Hennie’s slightly freakish pop-eyed charm makes him perfect as a born liar, and for a while the movie is devious fun. But once a rival scoundrel (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, from Game of Thrones) cuts in, the tale grows increasingly over-the-top. B