Headshot

Headshot

Headshot

Iko Uwais stars in this fast and furious revenge thriller as an amnesiac whose mysterious past aids him in taking on the henchman of a powerful drug lord.

"A nameless man (Uwais) wakes up in a hospital with severe head trauma, not knowing who he is or what happened to him. Assisted by devoted student doctor Ailin (Chelsea Islan), who nicknames him "Ishmael" after the character in Moby Dick, he recovers and tries to regain his memory. Naturally, Ishmael's past is about to catch up with him, in the form of Lee (Sunny Pang), a drug lord and gang boss whose tentacles reach deep into the police and the penal system. When Ailin is kidnapped and Ishmael sets out to get her back, he finds himself pitted against an array of skilled fighters who may have been his former colleagues. As Ishmael battles through a series of deadly fights with this squad of enforcers, fragments of his past are teased out and the puzzle of his identity begins to come together." (Toronto International Film Festival)

2016Rating: R18, Graphic violence & offensive language118 minsIndonesiaIndonesian with English subtitles
ActionDramaThrillerWorld Cinema
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Fans of extreme Asian genre action won't care that things eventually grow somewhat predictable and repetitive: In terms of sheer, punchy physical vigour, "Headshot" is a knockout.

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Total Film

Total Film

press

Headshot is thinly plotted, but with action choreography by Uwais' team, the mayhem is staged with visceral abandon.

3.0
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Stuff

Stuff

press

Has more than enough to send you straight to action-pig heaven.

4.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

The plot serves to deliver the main point of the film: the exceptionally visceral action sequences. On that level, the film delivers, unflinchingly and unflaggingly.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Starting, quite literally, with a bang and settling into a taut, gruesome, but esoteric noirish thriller, Headshot mixes Buddhist philosophy with modern urban violence to largely middling effect.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

The plot pieces might slot into place with a resounding clang, but what it lacks in finesse, this brutal actioner more than makes up for in bullish bravura and technical slickness.

3.0
0
Collider

Collider

press

Tjahjanto and co-director Kimo Stamboel (also known as the “Mo Brothers”) pile on as much action as possible rather than looking for the best possible hits.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Fans of extreme Asian genre action won't care that things eventually grow somewhat predictable and repetitive: In terms of sheer, punchy physical vigour, "Headshot" is a knockout.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Headshot is thinly plotted, but with action choreography by Uwais' team, the mayhem is staged with visceral abandon.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Has more than enough to send you straight to action-pig heaven.

4.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

The plot serves to deliver the main point of the film: the exceptionally visceral action sequences. On that level, the film delivers, unflinchingly and unflaggingly.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Starting, quite literally, with a bang and settling into a taut, gruesome, but esoteric noirish thriller, Headshot mixes Buddhist philosophy with modern urban violence to largely middling effect.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

The plot pieces might slot into place with a resounding clang, but what it lacks in finesse, this brutal actioner more than makes up for in bullish bravura and technical slickness.

3.0
0
Collider

Collider

press

Tjahjanto and co-director Kimo Stamboel (also known as the “Mo Brothers”) pile on as much action as possible rather than looking for the best possible hits.

0

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