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Shoot first. Sightsee later.
Ray and Ken, two hit men, are in Bruges, Belgium, waiting for their next mission. While they are there they have time to think and discuss their previous assignment. When the mission is revealed to Ken, it is not what he expected.
What a conversation between Harry and Ken would sound like if they were talking about some lame person who doesn't like this movie:
Harry: So he's having a really nice time watching In Bruges?
Ken: Well, I'm having a really nice time watching In Bruges. I'm not sure it's really his cup of tea.
Harry: (Stunned silence) What?
Ken: You know... I'm not sure it's really his thing.
Harry: What do you mean it's not really his thing? What's that supposed to mean? It's not really his thing... What the fuck is that supposed to mean?
Ken: Nothing, Harry.
Harry: But it's a masterpiece, isn't it? How can a masterpiece not be somebody's fucking thing? The brilliant fucking dialogue, the perfect fucking casting, the wonderful fucking blend of the most hilarious dark humor with spine-tingling drama and character development... how can that not be somebody's fucking thing? How can that be?
The only film where you will witness Madeye Moody and Voldemort sit in a bar and call each other cunts.
Pure fucking brilliance. Everything fucking works. Fucking humour, fucking emotions, fucking Ralph fucking Fiennes is the fucking best fucking ever.
"You're an inanimate fuckin' object!"
I cannot get over that line. It's so fucking good.
Martin McDonagh’s debut feature is a profane black comedy about those two perennial Catholic obsessions - guilt and sin. Two foul-mouthed Irish hitmen are sent to Bruges following a botched job and ordered to wait there until they receive further instructions. The film’s chief success comes in this brilliantly realised central pairing that is a perfect marriage between script and performance.
Colin Farrell plays the grief stricken, Ray - a cocksure and frequently inappropriate Jack the lad who made a grave mistake during his one and only hit. Ray, like practically every other character that finds themselves stuck in Bruges, isn’t particularly nice yet his natural Irish charm and sense of morality (albeit a warped one) make him an interesting,…
2 things will happen after you watch this movie:
1: You will want to go to Bruges and see the swans and the medieval shit
2: Your urge to call people "fookin coonts" will dramatically rise.
If you haven't seen this dark comedy criminal masterpiece yet, I would advise you to close this review and try to get on that as soon as possible. I watched an unhealthy amount of movies today, but quotes from this one keep floating through my brain. I saw this movie a couple years ago and though it was alright. I think it's one of those movies that will keep getting better and better every time I watch it. Hey, not every film clicks with…
"How was your date?"
"My date involved two instances of extreme violence, one instance of her hand on my cock and my finger up her thing which lasted all too briefly, one instance of me stealing five grams of very high quality cocaine and one instance of me blinding a puffy little skinhead. So all and all, my evening pretty much evened out."
In some ways, this is the film Guy Ritchie has been trying to make his entire career. It's focused where Guy is vague and delicate where Guy uses an iron glove. He didn't make it, though. And I'm guessing he's a little upset about that.
"You two are weird. Would you like some cocaine?"
The dialogue is…
"Leave my kids fucking out of it! What have they done? You fucking retract that bit about my cunt fucking kids!"
- Harry Waters
Funny, moving, violent and highly impressive, Martin McDonagh's In Bruges, based off his own previous screenplay, is a highly impressive crime caper. Entertaining, immensely charming and emotionally captivating, In Bruges is superbly acted, wonderfully well written and beautifully directed.
After a recent mission, two Irish hitmen are sent into hiding in Bruges by their superior, but when the more experienced Ken receives his next mission, he has doubts as to whether he can complete it.
One of the biggest thrills about In Bruges is the highly professional cast, and the expert performances each deliver. Brendon Gleeson…
I’ve actually been to Bruges. At one point Ray (Colin Farrell) remarks that he wants to “hide out in a proper country where it isn’t all just fucking chocolate”. There was chocolate in Bruges, but I didn’t get any because they had it all locked up behind exhibits in the museum, and what was there was bloody expensive. A chocolate museum that only gives you chocolate buttons as you enter? Maybe I’m not as culturally mature as I should be, or at least I wasn’t when I went to Bruges. “In Bruges” somehow made me want to go back even after I heard Ray repeatedly express his disdain for the place. “It’s a shithole” he says, and maybe he’s right,…
Had some funny bits of dialogue here and there, but it wasn't my style of dark comedy. Ultimately forgettable.
You're From America?
Yeah,but don't hold it against me.
- I Swear i never heard of a place called Bruges before
- A modern day buddy genre version of Don't Look Now
- Frighteningly Howlarious
- Racist Dwarf
- Nod to Touch Of Evil
- I am sure the citizens of Bruges were not impressed
- Guilt is imbibed in the soul forever
- Colin Farrell can Act.
- Brendan Gleeson "take a bow"
I loved everything about this film, the dark comedy tone, the extremely good character performances, the music, however what stands out is the incredible script. Some masterful shots which makes Bruges look beautiful.
In Bruges becomes an instant favourite in my book.
IN BRUGES is an excellent example of writer-director Martin McDonagh's sharp intuition for black comedy, a skill he has shown in his successful plays, but for the first time here on film. The film boasts arresting performances from Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, who explore Bruges as well as they explore the inner turmoil dealt from their imposing hitman boss, played well here by the always excellent Ralph Fiennes. The film is smart without being coy, well staged if a bit undercooked, but takes a fascinating look at guilt, purpose, and free will.
I have a very strong love for both English crime movies and the filmography of the McDonagh brothers. Oh, and Brendan Gleeson. This was a pretty great film, much to the thanks of the three of those people/things.
I usually say "To be reviewed if/when I see this again" when I don't have a review (or a good enough review) from when I originally watched a movie, but in the case of In Bruges, I know this is fabulous enough that I'll be watching it again. So, uh, maybe to be reviewed if/when I remember?
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