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Blu-ray Review: 'Headhunters'

Jason Coleman Jason Coleman
August 30th, 2012 11:00am EDT

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Wall Street drama.  Heist picture. Hitchcockian thriller.  Revenge flick.  So are the parts that make up the new to Blu-ray Norwegian film "Headhunters," out now from Magnolia Home Entertainment.  Check out the review of all the complexities below! 

 

Headhunters Blu-ray

 

 

   Title: "Headhunters"

   Grade: 4

   Cast: Aksel Hennie, Synnove Macody Lund, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

   Director: Morten Tyldum

   Rating: R

   Runtime: 100 minutes

   Release Company: Magnolia Home Entertainment

   Website: www.magpictures.com/headhunters

 

 

 

The Flick: Love, love, love the serious complexity of 'Headhunters.'  A clever and seamless blend of many genres wrapped in one cool and intricate story line makes for one fun outing.  Director Morten Tyldum takes on a full range of movie types and excels in all with flying colors.  (Think Danny Boyle meets Oliver Stone meets Brian De Palma – now that’s interesting!)  Plus lead man Aksel Hennie goes above and beyond in a chameleon-like performance that kicks acting ass – going from slick to sick ain’t easy. 

Best Feature: There’s a fabulous one-stop shop 'Behind the Scenes' doc that has interviews, on-set stuff and cool character insight galore. 

Best Hidden Gem: Love that Hennie’s female flame Synnove Macody Lund is a tall and long legged blonde who is in real life a...movie critic?  (Movie geeks rejoice!)

Worth the Moola: Great single feature plus a flick that exceeds all expectations – head out and hunt this one down.

Photo Credits: Photos Courtesy of Magnolia Home Entertainment