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Bullhead

BullheadThis overheated yet bizarrely opaque criminal character study from Belgium is set among the "hormone mafia" — i.e., Flemish cattle farmers who...BullheadDramaPT126MRThis overheated yet bizarrely opaque criminal character study from Belgium is set among the "hormone mafia" — i.e., Flemish cattle farmers who...2012-02-24
BULLHEAD Matthias Schoenaerts as "Jacky Vanmarsenille"

BULLHEAD Matthias Schoenaerts as "Jacky Vanmarsenille"

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Bullhead

Genre: Drama; Release Date Limited: 02/17/2012; Runtime (in minutes): 126; MPAA Rating: R

This overheated yet bizarrely opaque criminal character study from Belgium is set among the “hormone mafia” — i.e., Flemish cattle farmers who fatten their cows with illegal drugs. Jacky (Matthias Schoenaerts), the tormented central goon, is a steroid addict himself, but even when we learn why (in a flashback so grisly it’s nearly impossible to watch), we don’t feel any more connected to him or to the turgidly convoluted plot. A nominee for this year’s Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, Bullhead proves that you can make an underworld movie pumped up with pretension. C-

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