This Norwegian thriller has a winning cutthroat perversity. It puts you in the shoes of a very smooth criminal — a corporate headhunter who moonlights as an art thief. He’s played by Aksel Hennie, who’s like a cuter Steve Buscemi with a touch of Peter Lorre. Hennie’s slightly freakish pop-eyed charm makes him perfect as a born liar, and for a while the movie is devious fun. But once a rival scoundrel (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, from Game of Thrones) cuts in, the tale grows increasingly over-the-top. B
RIVAL SCOUNDREL Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in Headhunters
Release Date Limited: 04/27/2012; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): 100; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Magnolia Pictures
Posted May 4 2012 — 12:00 AM EDT
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