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Headshot (2016)

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Uwais plays a young man who washes ashore, an amnesiac with a serious head injury whose past comes back to haunt him shortly after being nursed back to health by a young doctor. Violence ensues. Sweet, sweet violence.


Timo Tjahjanto
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Credited cast:
Iko Uwais ... Ishmael
Chelsea Islan ... Ailin
Sunny Pang ... Lee
Very Tri Yulisman ... Besi
Julie Estelle ... Rika
Ario Bayu ... Jakarta Police Captain
Yayu A.W. Unru Yayu A.W. Unru ... Romli
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ganindra Bimo Ganindra Bimo ... Bondi
Egy Fedly Egy Fedly ... Gang Boss Anto
Hirooki Goto ... Japanese Gangster
Gusti Achmad Habibi Gusti Achmad Habibi ... Sickly Inmate
David Hendrawan David Hendrawan ... Tejo
Epy Kusnandar Epy Kusnandar ... Romli
Zack Lee ... Tano
Udeh Nans Udeh Nans ... Bus Thug


Uwais plays a young man who washes ashore, an amnesiac with a serious head injury whose past comes back to haunt him shortly after being nursed back to health by a young doctor. Violence ensues. Sweet, sweet violence.

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Release Date:

3 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Рейд: Пуля в голове See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Nikkatsu Corporation announced that they partnered with Vertical Entertainment and XYZ Films to give Headshot global distribution. This includes digital and VOD releases along with limited theatrical runs in select territories for 2016. See more »


When Ishmael is questioned by the police officer, he is chained to the table. Once the people to kill him arrive and he fights one of them, he is still chained to the table. In some shots, his chains are not seen and have obviously been forgotten. See more »


Lee: And now you can go to the hospital and check it out.
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The Raid Meets The Bourne Identity In A Blood-Splattered Massacre
5 March 2017 | by CinemaClownSee all my reviews

Splattering gallons of blood & leaving an endless trail of bodies all over the screen, Headshot is a blood-spilling & bone-crunching mayhem from the directing duo of Killers that's jam-packed with unadulterated R-rated action and embraces its brutal violence with open arms but is heavily marred by its terrible attempts at drama & characterization.

Headshot tells the story of a young man who washes ashore with a serious head injury and remains in comatose state for a couple of months. He wakes up with no memory and is slowly nursed back to health by his doctor but things take a brutal turn when his past life returns to haunt him in ways he didn't anticipate, thus leading him on a violent journey to uncover his identity.

Directed by Kim Stamboel & Timo Tjahjanto (also known as Mo brothers), their latest endeavour is a gleefully violent ride that's steered by Iko Uwais' physically intense performance but everything other than that is a letdown. There's no proper build-up to its moments of action and the drama is a facepalm-inducing with many insipid stuff unnecessarily stacked into the final print.

It's always fun to watch Iko Uwais break bones on the screen and it's no different here but the film isn't as inherently focused as it should be and often indulges in petty, corny & overly melodramatic moments that spoil its fun vibe & narrative flow. The action choreography is undeniably impressive but nearly none of them are properly staged. Also, more interesting than the main villain are his henchmen.

On an overall scale, Headshot can be termed as 'The Bourne Identity meets The Raid' but it lacks the gripping narrative of the former and breathtaking effectiveness of the latter to finish as something that's steeped in blood-soaked carnage yet fails to leave a lasting impact. The film had the potential and the cast to make it happen but it unfortunately settles for far less than what was up for grabs. Still worth a shot for action fanatics out there.

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