This 2011 Netherlands masterpiece got very little play in the U.S. It's a complicated thriller about mafia types using illegal hormones on cattle and those wanting to stop them. The main character is a vicious thug who is a victim of an ugly childhood tragedy. Events move in a way that make him seek redemption.
Bullhead is a dark, deep film that is brilliantly done. This is one you will not want to miss and is the best -- so far -- of the Battelle Film Club's spring series offerings.
Director: Michael R. Roskam
Stars: Matthias Schoenaeerts, Jeroen Perceval, Jeanne Dandoy
Mr. Movie rating: 5 stars
Rated R for mature themes, violence and language. It plays at 8 p.m. April 5 at the Battelle Auditorium in Richland.
5 stars to 4 1/2 stars: Must see on the big screen
4 stars to 3 1/2 stars: Good film, see it if it's your type of movie.
3 stars to 2 1/2 stars: Wait until it comes out on DVD.
2 stars to 1 star: Don't bother.
0 stars: Speaks for itself.