Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Headhunters is a really smart Norwegian thriller. Roger Brown is a man used to living above his means, who supplements his lifestyle by stealing art. His gallery-owner wife introduces him to a man in possession of an extremely valuable piece of art, and Roger risks it all to get to it.
The plot doesn't sound all that interesting to me, and so Headhunters is one of those movies I wasn't all that pumped about seeing beforehand. But, it was really, really good. It was mysterious and suspenseful with good twists and turns. I also appreciated that everything was explained pretty explicitly by the end of the film, but not in a dumbed-down way. Headhunters was definitely the strongest of our weekend movie bonanza. 8.5 out of 10.