This is what happens when your car breaks down on a Sunday morning and you have nothing else to do…
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…
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 brilliant look at how morality can be portrayed in film. The incredible script balances its black humor with very human and tortured characters, never once having it feel like multiple tones are at odds. Every line of dialogue paves an intricate path that leads up to a finale in which each character must face whatever judgement lies at the end of their stay in purgatory. Truly an under appreciated gem.
Dark, dry, and low-key hilarious
This movie single-handedly got me to visit Bruges.
Never saw it because I assumed it was overrated.
I'm my own worst enemy.
A whole lot of beautifull buildings, canals and swans but also excessive swearing and bloooooood. One did not expect such good laughters out of a hitman movie that takes place in.... Belgium!
I like the part when he says "Shithole"
I went in, basically knowing nothing about the film besides the fact it was highly regarded. I don't know if it was the poster or what, but I was expecting a Shane Black-esque/Hot Fuzz dark comedy. I mean, it's got it's moments, but I would say it doesn't belong in the comedy aisle in Blockbuster.
In Bruges isn't really like anything I've seen before. Backed by two incredible lead performances, it's a very heady reflection on morals, consequences, and heaven and hell. It's only in the end that the action even starts. Very unusual, but incredibly good filmmaking.
Pretty much loved everything McDonagh. This one is amazing, watched it with every person I could. Also, Voldemort is great here.
Martin McDonagh is the only writer I know of who can write a story about deplorable acts of violence and murder and manage to turn it into a real laugh riot. At the same time, he cares very much about putting his characters through dramatic circumstances. Maybe not a masterpiece of cinema, but a testament to the pedigree that comes with a McDonagh script.
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