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Headhunters - 3/4/2012 8:56:20 PM   
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- 3/4/2012 8:56:20 PM   
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Very funny, exciting, not one bit where i felt bored

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One star missing - 4/4/2012 10:11:35 AM   
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Watched this last night - it was superb!

Put another star on it Empire....tight arses.

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RE: One star missing - 6/4/2012 12:52:40 AM   
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Am really looking foward to this, but am struggling to find a showing anywhere. It has commited the crime of being subtitled, so basically, none of the multiplexes want to show it. I think will should all name and shame our local cinemas accordingly. Leicester is nearest to me, and bearing in mind that the Showcase(12), Vue(9) and Odeon(12 ) have a collective of 33 screens between them, it's a pretty poor show that they can't squeeze any showings in.

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RE: One star missing - 7/4/2012 4:07:52 PM   
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Superb film, and I feel sorry for the neds sat near me who left within three minutes of the film coming on because 'I'm no wanting to sit reading a screen for two hours'; they missed a gripping thriller.

I was engrossed right the way through, and the plot comes together wonderfully at the end, with things that were set-up early in the film all getting paid off nicely later on. Highly recommended indeed.

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Head and Shoulders Above! - 7/4/2012 5:11:55 PM   
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Definitely one of the classiest thrillers of the year - exciting, a bonkers mad streak of black humour - not too many films where you get a car chase involving a tractor! Yet again, Scandinavia produces a refreshing twist in the thriller genre.

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- 7/4/2012 7:44:40 PM   
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Laugh out loud, hands over face funny in parts but extremely enjoyable. 4 stars is about right.

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Fantastic!! - 9/4/2012 4:34:11 PM   
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Wow, what a great film from the great opening to the several iconic moments throughout (you'll know them when you get there!), could not agree more with those asking where the other star is from Empire!! Was nice to see the cinema packed when I went, restoring my faith in the more discerning cinema goer.

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Coulda been so simple - 11/4/2012 10:05:37 PM   
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Really enjoyed Headhunters, it was great a piece of "Why is this shit happening to me?" cinema. However it did leave me thinking that they could have gone about it in a much more civilised way avoiding all the unnecessary bloodshed.

*Spoiler Alert*ish

If it was all about corporate espionage worth billions of dollars and not the painting (which they had no idea he was an art thief) why didn't they just offer him a pay off. Roger was obviously a guy of questionable moral standing, he probably would've jumped at a sweetener worth a few million just to see the deal through. Admittedly the film as a whole would have suffered, but a lot of lives would've been saved.

Could potentially be the best car crash in a movie this year though

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RE: One star missing - 11/4/2012 10:10:09 PM   
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I was engrossed right the way through, and the plot comes together wonderfully at the end, with things that were set-up early in the film all getting paid off nicely later on. Highly recommended indeed.

Couldn't agree more, loved it!

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More an Absurdist black comedy.... - 12/4/2012 8:08:04 AM   
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than a thriller, I thought.The poop,dead dog, tractor scene was hilarious!

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More an Absurdist black comedy.... - 12/4/2012 8:08:06 AM   
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than a thriller, I thought.The poop,dead dog, tractor scene was hilarious!

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RE: One star missing - 12/4/2012 10:11:42 AM   
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Leicester is nearest to me,


It starts tomorrow at Phoenix for the next 2 weeks. Will be going next week after the positive reviews above

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RE: One star missing - 12/4/2012 10:12:40 AM   
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quote:

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Leicester is nearest to me,


It starts tomorrow for 2 weeks at The Phoenix. I shall be going next week after the positive reviews above

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RE: One star missing - 12/4/2012 3:48:27 PM   
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Very decent nuts & bolts thriller that again shows Hollywood how they should be doing it. Fairly contrived, but certainly never dull - and the tractor scene is surprisingly hilarious.

Nice to see the Kings Slayer pop up in it as well...

3/5

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This was DEFINITELY a 5 star film. - 16/4/2012 10:19:00 AM   
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It had everything - great cast (Jaime Lannister! I mean, NCW. Also, does anyone else see similarities between Max Manus and Steve Buscemi? Go watch it, you'll know what I mean.), stylish direction, an outstanding plot which kept you on your toes. It is unlike any action thriller I've ever seen - just so original, comical one moment, heart-stopping the next. I haven't enjoyed a film so much in a long time. Hollywood, take note. Instead of the next generic Jason Statham movie, go and see Headhunters.

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- 16/4/2012 11:49:57 AM   
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oops, accidently said Max Manus looks like Steve Buscemi, when I meant Aksel Hennie (the guy playing Roger). My bad.

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RE: - 20/4/2012 9:26:18 AM   
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I was far more reminded of Mathieu Amalric (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Quantum of Solace).
Very good film, this.

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RE: Headhunters - 20/4/2012 5:04:49 PM   
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Good solid thriller, worth 4 stars every day of the week. Even the wife enjoyed it! (dogs and shit notwithstanding).

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GO ALONG WITH THE MADNESS..... - 21/4/2012 2:44:16 PM   
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and you'll experience one of the better films of the year. The second half seemed to push credibility toward the end as all the loose ends were neatly tied, but it's a hell of a ride. Can't forget how much like Chris Walken the lead bastard looked like and how someone could survive in all that shit ( I shall say no more) is beyond me. Russian prostitutes seem to be quite wild and entertaining even if they do interupt at the most inopportune moments. All in all - a solid FOUR STAR EXPERIENCE!!!

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RE: GO ALONG WITH THE MADNESS..... - 25/4/2012 10:42:31 AM   
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Loved it ! never a dull moment !
the guy that played Roger gave a great performance, I thought he looked like steve buscemi AND Christopher walken which is no bad thing !!

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RE: GO ALONG WITH THE MADNESS..... - 21/5/2012 10:12:39 AM   
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What a film what an experience so glad I had the chance to see it at my local arts centre and at 2pm on a thurs afternoon was so pleased to see it virtually full.
Has a plot that moves like a rocket with despicable characters who are marvellously sketched it's just deliriously entertaining from start to end.
One just knows from the minute you meet Roger he's going to be on the recieving end of many bad things! Ho Ho and isn't he just!
So so clever it's definetly a 4 star film and a must see.

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RE: GO ALONG WITH THE MADNESS..... - 23/8/2012 10:59:51 AM   
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Noticed that this was out on DVD now. Well worth checking out - a black comedy more than a serious drama, Headhunters is just a couple of steps up from a TV movie but is still worth a watch.

One of the more fun cinema experiences I have had this year.

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RE: GO ALONG WITH THE MADNESS..... - 3/9/2012 10:44:19 AM   
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Very much in the same vein as Shallow Grave (and possibly Fargo) in terms of tone, I thought.

Clever, ridiculous, darkly comic and never a dull moment. The fuse on this burns for the first 20 minutes or so, setting the scene, building some tension...and then it shoots off in a not entirely predictable direction at a frantic pace. Very entertaining.

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