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Headshot (2016)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 3 March 2017 (USA)
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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.

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Timo Tjahjanto
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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 ... Romli
Zack Lee ... Tano
Udeh Nans Udeh Nans ... Bus Thug
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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.

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Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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 »

Goofs

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 »

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Lee: And now you can go to the hospital and check it out.
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Iko Uwais delivers again, but that's no surprise.
8 July 2019 | by ivanaaaaaaaaaSee all my reviews

Iko Uwais is amazing. If you've seen him in other movies, you already know this and don't need me to try to sell you on this one.

This movie is pretty much non stop action, with some scenes being very brutal and even a little difficult to watch. (I'm generally not the one to look away, unless it's something like *that* scene from "American History X".) The choreography is beautiful to watch and I found myself rewinding and rewatching multiple scenes several times. I really, really liked the way the movie was shot as well, from fast to slow motion, to many different angles used.

The rest of the major characters were also great, with Very Tri Yulisman really blowing me away.

Sure, the movie is maybe a little predictable, but there's still a good story there - much better than I expected for this type of movie. There's also just enough of drama and romance to add substance, without being cheesy or annoying. (We're here for the action, after all. If we want romance, we'll go watch "The Notebook" or "La La Land" - both of which are great movies, BTW.)

Some of my favorite scenes are around the 29m, 1h11m, and 1h42m marks.

Just do yourself a favor and watch this movie. :)


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Country:

Indonesia

Language:

Indonesian | English

Release Date:

3 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$73,010
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2.35 : 1
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