Rundskop (Bullhead)
Rundskop (Bullhead) (2012)

Domineering cattle farmer Jacky Vanmarsenille (Matthias Schoenaerts), constantly pumped on steroids and hormones, initiates a shady deal with a notorious mafioso meat trader. When an investigating federal agent is assassinated and a woman… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 26, 2012
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It's one of those films you have to reconstruct in your mind.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Despite the unlikely setup, this Oscar-nominated thriller proves that where illegal substances are concerned, one line of trafficking is as deadly as another.

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Greg Klymkiw
Electric Sheep

Roskam hooks us like a master and leads us where he needs to and wants to - on HIS terms and those that the story demands.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

Some of the dialogue is overloaded, but the formidable cinematography, by Nicolas Karakatsanis, envelops us in an ever-darkening world.

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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap

Even though the crime story winds up overwhelming the proceedings, it's the characters that make Bullhead so powerful and so unique.

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Alistair Harkness
Scotsman

Roskam has created a convoluted but airtight plot involving undercover investigations, betrayals and revenge, it doesn't go in the direction one might expect.

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Mark Jenkins
Washington Post

Many terms applied to action movies - muscular, animalistic, testosterone-fueled - are literally true of Bullhead.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

[It] has enough strands of story for an epic tale. But Roskam appears more interested in trying to combine genres that don't easily cohere.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

[A] bleak, dense, complex thriller ...

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More reviews for Rundskop (Bullhead)

Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
William Dunmyer
The Belgian film "Bullhead" stars Matthias Schoenaerts as a cattle farmer who traffics in black-market steroids to fatten his livestock and himself.… More
Greg S
A hypermasculine, steroid-shooting bull of a man seeks revenge for a boyhood wrong amidst the Belgian agrarian hormone trading underground. A well-plotted crime… More
Debbie Elbin
Fresh, beautifully executed, Matthias Schoenaerts is amazing. If the Academy hadn't made a political pick for the Oscar in 2012, this would have won!
Carlos Magalh„es
Not really about the mafia of hormones as it is about a tormented man insecure about his masculinity - but the film's misled attempt to focus on both… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"Sometimes in a man's life stuff happens that makes everyone go quiet"</i> A young cattle farmer is approached by a veterinarian… More
Walter M.
In "Bullhead," Jacky(Matthias Schoenarts) has not only been using steroids to build up his bulk, which in any case comes in handy when using less than… More

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