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The Bus
03-18-12, 08:16 AM
<img src="http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2012/03/06/1226290/934124-120307-headhunters.jpg">
<b>Hodejegerne</b> (<i>Headhunters</i>) | <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1614989/">IMDB</a> | April 2012

An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary.

<hr>

Coster-who? you ask. You know, Jamie Lannister.

I walked into this movie knowing next to nothing about it, and walked out satisfied. It starts as a pretty generic thriller, but starts taking weird, <i>Very Bad Things</i>–twists near the half, to the point where one of the action sequences in a movie ends in so absurdly (but brilliantly, slight spoiler, likely to be in the trailer)


A feces-smeared character is driving a tractor with an impaled dog as a hood ornament


that I wonder if this common in Nesbø's writing. If it is, I have to seek it out.

I was expecting some warmed-over <i>Girl With</i> copycat, but has almost nothing in common (aside from the Nordicness) with that trilogy.

Recommended.

The Bus
03-18-12, 08:20 AM
I would <b>not</b> recommend watching the trailer past the halfway point (end it at 1:10), as pretty much every major plot twist is contained thereafter

Also, the trailer (like the film) has some PG-13 nudity, so I would say it's NSFW

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Tarantino
03-18-12, 09:23 AM
I saw this trailer the other day. It looks...alright.

Rypro 525
04-27-12, 08:31 PM
This comes out May the 4th in DC (and I belive today in LA and NY). IDK if its on demand or not, as Magnolia is releasing it

Giles
05-31-12, 08:40 PM
I'm am really surprised no one (other than The Bus) is hyping this film, it's by far the most entertaining exciting film I've seen this year. I never saw the trailer and just went in, also, not knowing a thing outside it was a crime-thriller film, and having overheard one of the Landmark employees saying she had seen it three times. I highly recommend this film!

Tarantino
12-21-12, 07:54 PM
Saw this on Netflix today. Implausible, but highly entertaining.

Osiris3657
12-21-12, 07:58 PM
Yea, I agree. Very entertaining film, but there were alot of moments that had me rolling my eyes. Mainly the scene where the car drives off a 100 ft cliff and lands hood first...the character somehow is able to walk away from that (by being stuck inbetween two fat guys to "soften" the landing).

Dr Mabuse
12-22-12, 08:09 AM
Yeah this is a terrific film.

Kind of a big spoiler there Osiris, maybe you want to go ahead and tell how the film ends while you're at it?

Solid Snake
12-22-12, 09:09 AM
Maybe we should ban him for spoilering?

Tarantino
12-22-12, 04:10 PM
Pretty sure that part is in the trailer.

Maxflier
12-22-12, 05:27 PM
Doesn't make it any less a spoiler. There was already a warning that watching the trailer could ruin the movie.

Tarantino
12-23-12, 08:42 AM
Doesn't make it any less a spoiler. There was already a warning that watching the trailer could ruin the movie.

Good point.

Jules Winfield
12-23-12, 10:19 AM
Maybe we should ban him for spoilering?

Unless he does it purposely all the time, that's stupid. It's time to take some personal reponsibilty also and not be shocked when entering a thread about a specific movie and there are spoilers and general conversation about that specific movie. Enter at your own damned risk.

Solid Snake
12-23-12, 12:43 PM
Unless he does it purposely all the time, that's stupid. It's time to take some personal reponsibilty also and not be shocked when entering a thread about a specific movie and there are spoilers and general conversation about that specific movie. Enter at your own damned risk.

I guess you don't understand the context of my comment. It was a reference to the last time someone spoiled something in a thread, at least one I was rummaging about in.

Jules Winfield
12-23-12, 12:49 PM
I guess you don't understand the context of my comment. It was a reference to the last time someone spoiled something in a thread, at least one I was rummaging about in.

No, I didn't. Where's the damned smiley?!?! Where's the link to the thread you were referencing? I think you should be banned for not doing everything for me. -ptth-