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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…
Oh this is so great. Funny, poignant, violent. Everything that a wonderful black comedy should be.
Ralph Fiennes is fantastic in the film, as are Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell.
Only two criticisms (that are minor at best):
1. Ralph Fiennes maybe could have appeared more (only because his character is so brilliant; "You're an inanimate fucking object!")
2. The close-up shots became distracting and added very little to the films aesthetic.
The dialogue is amazing and that is what really seals this film as a (almost) masterpiece.
In fucking Bruges.
So good, so sad, love it so much.
In Bruges has been on my watchlist for awhile after my friend told me to watch it. So last night I finally got around to it and wow! It was much better than I thought it would be. In Bruges is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen and has some of the wittiest dialogue since Pulp Fiction. Colin Farrell stars in this crime comedy along with Brendan Gleeson, Clemence Poesy, Jordan Prentice, and Ralph Fiennes. This film has a brilliant screenplay, great performances and for me it deserves a 5-star rating. I can't recommend In Bruges enough!
Director - Martin McDonagh (Seven Psychopaths)
Screenplay - Martin McDonagh
After a few minutes of rating movies and expressing which genres interest me on Netflix, they narrowed down my tastes to a incredibly specific category: cerebral independent critically-acclaimed comedy-crime movies, which feels creepily accurate. In Bruges, the first to appear on my feed,is a dark comedy-crime movie that flew rather under the radar despite the critical acclaim it received at Sundance, the Golden Globes, and the BAFTA awards. Spoiler warning: I liked it, a lot.
The film is both directed and written by academy award-winner Martin McDonagh, a British-Irish playwright who’s experience on the stage transitioned exceptionally to the screen. His first academy award came for his short live-action film…
The plot of this film is happening in Bruges, Belgium. Ray (Colin Farrel) and Ken (Brendan Gleeson) spend some time in Bruges. Exploring the city, have a fun, thinking and talking about everything. They don't know why Harry (Ralph Fiennes) had sent it to Bruges. Ray is desperate and the Bruges is the last place on the world he wants to be. The story is perfect, this film has sad story, but except sad moments, there are also funny moments. That combination makes this film fantastic. The acting is perfect, you can feel the characters (their sadness and happiness). The Bruges is beautiful medieval city, you will enjoy in every cadre.It's worth watching, perfect film.
★★★★★ - A fucking triumph!
What's that over there?....
THEY'RE FILMING A MIDGET
With incredibly strong drama and humor that always hits, In Bruges is a perfect example of a flawless dark comedy.
What a masterpiece of a script.
I think this movie gets my most underrated movie of the year thus far award. It is a very smart movie, and every time I thought it was going to derail and become predictable, or too over the top, it went in a new direction. It's not a perfect movie. I had some problems with a few parts in the film, but there were some really good lines in the movie that had me rolling. Overall, it was brilliantly acted (yes, even Colin Farrell), and well scripted film. I'd highly recommend you check it out.
"It's like a fucking fairy tale or something"
Rarely has a place being so denigrated on screen made me want to visit it so much. I'm not sure how the Belgian tourist board (I'm sure such an institution must exist) or the good people of Bruges reacted to it being constantly referred to as a 'shithole' by Colin Farrell's cynical hitman Ray, but it isn't hard to see it ruffling a few Flemish feathers.
Fortunately, the lush cinematography allows the town to speak for itself. The beauty of its medieval architecture and the gloomy and brutal preoccupations of the works by the likes of Rembrandt, Breugel and Bosch housed in its galleries provide a perfect physical and metaphorical backdrop for…
Brilliantly unique comedy, action, drama, tragedy. There is nothing really like it. It crosses genres constantly. And its script laden with hundreds of fucks is strangely charming.
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