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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,…
The Belgian tour operator who must've bribed Martin McDonagh when he was conceptualising this film is probably benefiting greatly from it now. This bizarre gangster road trip put Bruges on the map with its simple story of three hitmen in a pickle. Following a messy slip-up, criminals Ray and Ken find themselves in Belgium awaiting orders from their boss Harry. We soon learn that when Harry says wait that's exactly what everyone does and it gives Colin Farrell plenty of time to show us how effectively he can throw his toys out of the pram.
Had Tarantino or Guy Ritchie got their paws on this script it would've been either irritating or offensive. It begins with the aftermath of a…
I watched this when it first came out and I did not know how to respond. I knew I had seen something new and fresh but I didn't know how I felt about it. Since then I have often gone quiet when this has been brought up in general conversation, never being sure what to say.
This evening I went to movie mystery Monday at my local cinema. Pay three quid and you could see anything. You don't know what it is till the film starts. This could be old, recent, out now or even a preview of a film not out yet. I love this. The expectation of the room is always high and this evening was no exception.…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
You know the writing's good when you're rooting for the xenophobic, homophobic, hit-man who's killed a kid.
"We shall strike a balance between culture and fun" and "It's a fairytale town, isn't it?" perfectly sums up the feel of In Bruges. The setting is built and used like almost no other. Both the visuals and score are used impeccably to pace and build the movie's comedy-drama towards the end shootout. Each performance is flawless, the script is excellent and the humour is basically custom made for me personally.
I love everything about In Bruges and it's probably my 2nd favourite comedy after Shaun Of The Dead. I can't wait for Martin McDonagh's next film, for me he's already one of the best directors and writers working today (I was a big fan of Seven Psychopaths too). Great film with one of the best scripts of the decade.
I thought I had predicted the ending halfway through which I'm pretty good at, but nope. I love when a movie is unpredictable.
The language was a bit crass for my taste but that's my only compliant. Thanks for being a diamond on the rough, In Bruges.
A dutch film about a midget in a dream.
In Bruges may be shot in Bruges, Belgium but in its heart it is very much an irish film. Written and directed by Martin McDonagh (who won an Oscar before the film for his Live Action Short 'Six Shooter' and would follow up In Bruges with Seven Psychopaths), he brings a tightly written screenplay on not just the humour that is abruptly dark and at times insensitive yet at the same time genuinely hilarious and at times heartfelt as we follow these two hit men arriving in their own sense of purgatory...in Bruges, as they dwell over these own 'code' that they live by while dealing with the wired-in Catholic guilt where Ray, who has no issues with taking out…
Μπορεί να την είδα κυρίως γιατί σκέφτομαι να επισκεφτώ την Bruges την επόμενη εβδομάδα, αλλά... αλλά... ποιος έγραψε αυτό το σενάριο τέλος πάντων;
Αναπάντεχη περίπτωση ταινίας που είδα εντελώς συμπτωματικά και τελικώς λάτρεψα για ήταν ότι να'ναι και οι εξωπραγματικά αστείοι διάλογοι που μου θύμισαν "True Romance".
Haven't seen this one since it came out in theaters. Oh man, it's still completely awesome. The humor is top notch. The dialog is magnificent. And the whole mood of the film is just amazing. It manages to hold the fairy tale mood though out the whole movie. If you have nothing to watch and want to have fun, just rewatch this one.
This is a great film, and a rare film whose greatness derives from its' script. Martin McDonagh (In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths) and his brother John Michael McDonagh (The Guard, Calvary) are fast becoming two of my favourite filmmakers, due to their wonderful balance of dark humour and drama, and the wonderfully character driven scripts they shoot.
The cast is perfectly selected and deliver great performances, but the real standout has to be Colin Farrell, who turns his macho-brooding persona right on it's head. He is simple and brash, and a bit of a bigot, but we get the impression he is a good man who is merely under-educated. (And can I say that for anyone to ever draw more attention…
Hilarious. Ralph Fiennes steals the show, but Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson are great, too.
Funny dark comedy with Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson and Ralph Fiennes.
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…