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?
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,…
Well, this was fuckin' or fookin' brilliant.
VOLDEMORT PLAYED A CHARACTER NAMED HARRY
LET IT BE KNOWN THAT VOLDEMORT WANTED TO BE HARRY ALL ALONG, I SMELL JEALOUSY.
This is just fucking awesome. I mean you got comedy, Voldemort, guns, violence, a midget, Voldemort, drugs, fuckin' swans and Voldemort.
1. Halfway through the film I said "I should count how many times they say fuck." but then I realized fuck it.
2. How have I not seen this until now? Fucking fuck.
3. I AM OVERWHELMED WITH SADNESS THAT THERE WERE NO SUBTITLES, BUT WHAT I HEARD WAS PERFECTION. FUCK.
4. The fact that there is a swan in the cover art, makes life 10 times fucking better.
5. For fuck's sake it's a fucking good movie, with fucking Colin Farrell and Lord Voldemort.
6. You're an inanimate fuckin' object!
7. ^ Best thing I ever heard.
"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…
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…
A failure on every front. A film that does not manage to be comic, moving, engaging, or any of the other things it would like to be. It is only itself, for an hour and fifty minutes. In this case, that is not a compliment.
Erm have to give this another try I fell asleep a little after the opening and in my sleep it just sounded like British people were hollering at me :(
So this was probably the third time i saw In Bruges, the last time was probably about a year or so ago and i just wanted to have a fun time so i picked this one.
In Bruges is directed by Martin McDonagh and it stars Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Clémence Poésy and Ralph Fiennes.
"Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be."
In Bruges unsurprisingly stayed good, it is in few words, just a great time. In Bruges also does a weirdly good job in promoting the city of Bruges...Belgium. After all the "shite" that is said…
Who knew Ralph Fiennes could be this funny?
"You're an inanimate fuckin' object!"
My third viewing since watching it for the first time earlier this year. Gets funnier every time, I don't think I could ever get sick of this film.
The performances, dialogue, setting, etc. are all quite good, but let's be real - Ralph Fiennes screaming out "You're an inanimate fucking object" is really what makes the movie great.
Before I got this I had only 6 or 7 movies that would be considered 5 stars. Now it's 7 or 8 and I feel great shame at having never seen In Bruges before today.
I had heard really good things about this and I thought it was supposed to be one of the funniest comedies ever made but there was a dark edge to this I was not really expecting. Now I did enjoy the comedy and the violence was extreme and a lot of fun but not really what I thought I was going to get.
Think this is very much a film I will have to revisit to watch it with different expectations and see if it works better for me then.
Had to show this flick to some friends because it's just so awesome. I wonder what McDonagh will do next... hmm