Watch: Headshot 2016 123movies, Full Movie Online – 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..
Plot: A young man washes ashore, his memory gone – but his past comes back to haunt him after he is nursed back to health and his killing ability is needed when he takes on a powerful drug lord.
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**No matter what, the bad past always hunts you down!**
Like everybody, I was anticipating ‘The Raid 3’, instead I got this one. Iko Uwais is not just a rising star, he is making Indonesian films internationally recognised. But seems as fast he’s rising, as fast he’s sinking. The reason is heavily relied on martial arts. In real life, he himself an artist too. But taking into the account like from Tony Jaa, and Hong Kong, Chinese film industries. That’s a one generation thing. To keep the industry on the float in the long term, it takes good stories and performances, alongside good production.
‘The Raid’ duology was good, but not lucky anymore. Basically, this is the same pattern with different characters and situations compared to those two titles. The stunt fans might enjoy it, but what terribly lacked in this film was the a good story. The majority of the film goers, including film critics believe in that. Hence it did not deliver as expected. By the way, this is a generation of CGI film like ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’. Yet some kids from the 90s still love to see a pure martial art films.
It is an action packed film. A gangster theme. The day when a notorious gangster leader named Lee escapes the prison, a young man was found unconscious on the beach, then he was treated by an aspiring young doctor. Lee finds out about this amnesiac man and sends his finest men to retrieve him. But nothing goes as planned. The confrontation between them slowly restores his lost memory. Defeating all the fighters, he’s set for the final standoff against Lee which will bring an end to the narration.
> ❝You saved me before. I need you to save me one more time.❞
The production was good, though the performances were ordinary. Because all the focus were the action sequences. At least I expected decent dialogues. It was a weird romance platform, a sub-genre. Romance can blossom anywhere, anytime, but weakly developed to believe it the least. Not the best martial art film too. There were some twists in the narration, but none were surprising enough. The film would have achieved a better result if it had done well in the stunt parts. I’m sure there will be some people who would like it or liked it. I usually like martial art films, but not this one, not my cup of tea.
Sometimes the opening does not matter if the rest of the tale recovers well. Very clichéd initiation, but it did not get better. Especially the conclusion was a big let down. The entire film was leaned on Iko’s role. Also the character Lee was too much hyped. In between them, the rest of the cast was discarded. Overall, I don’t think they have missed an opportunity in here, because I felt nothing were designed so well to be a decent film at any level. From familiarity to the predictability, the storytelling never had the upper hand to get better. Some people think it is worth watching at least once, but according to me not. All I would say is it’s your call.
Not a bad movie, but coming straight off of _The Raid_ and _The Night Comes For Us_ did make _Headshot_ a little disappointing. Iko Uwais movies are still a safe bet in my book though.
_Final rating:★★★ – I liked it. Would personally recommend you give it a go._
More enjoyable than The Night Comes For Us
After being rather impressed by the fight choreography and direction of Timo Tjahanto’s movie The Night Comes For Us, I decided to check out an earlier collaboration with this director and martial arts star Iko Uwais. Headshot is a film that tries to raise the bar set by films such as The Raid and The Raid 2.
Headshot is a movie about a man (Iko Uwais) who washes up on a beach with a bullet hole in his head. Nursed back to health by a Doctor named Ailin played by Chelsea Islan, the man has no recollection of who he is or how he ended up on that beach. This film takes its time in telling its story. When the action does ignite it is handled masterfully. Uwais’s character who is named Ismael by the Doctor learns through the course of the movie that he is part of a gang led by the viscous Lee played with delight by Sunny Pang. A man responsible for taking young children and cruelly nurturing them into killers. When Ishmael learns this he decides that this isn’t the life for him now and he must now fight to be free.
Unlike The Night Comes For Us, the gore in this movie isn’t as over the top. It is utilised effectively. Fight scenes are let play out through long wide shots so we the audience can relish every single moment. Perhaps not as inventive or as intense as the choreography in The Night Comes For Us, Headshot is less fatiguing to watch. I actually found the plot to be a little more fluid and as a movie from a storytelling aspect superior to director and actors latter collaboration. Performances are much better too. Uwais and Islan have a believable chemistry and Sunny Pang plays a great villain.
Headshot is actually co-directed by Kimo Stamboel. Not always the case then that two heads are better than one! This because in terms of the action many will probably be in favour of The Night Comes For Us. Not me, I’m with Headshot but only by a whisker. Both movies are superior action movies and put he work being produced by Hollywood to shame. I think Headshot is the more favourable movie because it isn’t as frenetic as The Night Comes For Us. In terms of raising that bar up from The Raid movies it doesn’t accomplish this but it’s still a fine action movie.
Original Language id
Runtime 1 hr 58 min (118 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Action, Drama, Thriller
Director Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjanto
Writer Timo Tjahjanto
Actors Iko Uwais, Chelsea Islan, Sunny Pang
Awards 2 wins & 6 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Red Epic
Film Length N/A
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Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm