Director Morten Tyldum works his magic in Headhunters, with a script is based on a book written by famous Norwegian crime-thriller writer Jo Nesbo.
Charismatic jerk Roger (Aksel Hennie) also happens to be Norway's best corporate headhunter. He lives a fabulously luxurious life, which requires him to moonlight as an art thief to maintain this lifestyle and especially an extremely high maintenance wife, Dianna (Synnove Macody Lund). When Roger decides to steal from Clas Greve (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), Dianna's retired client. The only problem is, he wasn't aware that Greve is having an affair with his wife and that he used to be an expert to tracking down and eliminating crooks like him.
Despite a plot filled with holes and cliched scenes, the fast paced thriller holds the audience's attention with a great cast and twists at apt times. Tyldum holds your breath with hints of foreboding, and when you least expect it, unleash a huge twist.
With respect to action, fans will not be let down too. Roger suffers every form of torture and scares in an intense chase from drowning to gunfire to betrayals for what seems like a relatively minor offence.