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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.…
The movie is just plain amazing. The dialogue, acting, and screenplay are just fantastic. Insanely quotable too. It's surprising to me just how hilarious Brendan Gleeson and Ralph Fiennes can be.
Film 29 of the 2015 Scavenger Hunt November Challenge!
Task 14: A Film Featuring British Gangsters!
Scavenger Hunt, November 2015
Man, is Bruges really that terrible?
That is a really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really terrible garbage poster. It looks like a Netflix original miniseries.
This is kinda the last film of the scavenger hunt for me. I've got one left, Once Upon a Time in America, but due to the length I probably won't get around to watching it…
Well that was fucking brilliant.
Watched this movie in preparation of visiting Bruges next weekend. Definitely think it was somehow funnier this time around and enjoying the banters.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I think I'm getting tired of movies with gangsters reflecting on morality. There's nothing wrong with it, in fact many of my favorites films do that, but it feels like I've seen it already. So In Bruges is good, it has great music, a great setting and a few very good performances (Brendan Gleeson and Ralph Fiennes), but I didn't love it. Maybe Colin Farrell was the problem. In order for the climax to work, you have to empathize for the guy, and I really didn't. Yes he feels bad, but only when he has nothing else to think about. I didn't buy him as a tragic figure on the brink of suicide : as soon as Fleur Delacour shows…
Hilarious. Dark. Awesome.
Another McDonagh great. This guy can do no wrong. Sharp writing and amazing acting. Funny, sad, tense, and sometimes jarring.
A really unique and interesting work.
This is one of the most brilliantly clever scripts of all time. Everything works. Everything is either hilarious or morbid—or both.
It also has the best ending in a black comedy ever, even if it should've been over 5 minutes before it was.
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…
A blend of personal favorites and films that I consider to be the "greatest." Top two-hundred is definitive. Only 1940-2015.