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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,…
Part of the Buddy the Elf Challenge.
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.…
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…
It seemed like someone was given a budget and they went fuck it and spent the money filming in a fancy setting with crude humor and amateur direction. They touched on topics but didn't go into it deep enough. It definitely wasn't my type of movie and its not worth watching a second time to catch it.
I liked Farrell's acting and many of the jokes, but at the same time funny stuff like the american jokes were reduced by the awkward presentation of it.
"You're an inanimate fuckin' object!"
Well it's about a third of a great movie, until it devolves into Boondocks Saints territory where character development is only achieved through splattered bodies and Mexican standoffs.
Three terrific performances and a sporadically funny script are dragged down by an overblown story and a bizarrely cruel sense of humor. This movie plows through obnoxious tropes without any care. It's really a shame when there's so much commitment from the actors involved, and there are flashes of brilliance, but it's not enough.
This movie was brilliant. Within the first minutes of the movie, I was absolutely charmed by the characters. They weren't perfect. But they were so well-developed. They're personalities all differed but was somehow altogether likeable, charming.
There is just something RIGHT about how the movie flowed. Everything was perfectly timed. The humor was just right. Even the profanity.
Brilliant use of repetition and symbolism. I've noticed that the sign of a good film, often, is when it's spare on the music. But when it is used, it's placed in the most effective moments. Like a composer.
How could you not like FUCKIN' In Bruges?
"Two manky hookers and racist dwarf." Now I'm on the Colin Farrel train. I had no idea he could be this great. Funny and painful and brilliant.
Fuck this is one disgusting movie! (profanity wise) But it's also so hysterical! Ralph Fiennes is the defining highlight of the film. His character is so funny that he almost brought me to tears. Would not recommend In Bruges to everyone but what is a good comedy but a matter of preference ;)
In Bruges is a great black comedy, which finds a near perfect balance between real drama and comedy that is actually funny.
"I really, really hoped I wouldn't die."
Wonderful. Utterly and completely wonderful. Most people seem to prefer Martin McDonagh's debut to Seven Psychopaths and that's understandable, though the latter remains my favorite. In Bruges is absolutely extraordinary. Uproariously funny and profoundly moving, warmly compassionate and uncompromisingly dark, hopeful and bittersweet. Colin Farrell is marvelous, creating one of the most oddly lovable characters in all of cinema. Brendan Gleeson is particularly layered, Ralph Fiennes is terrific, and Clémence Poésy is mesmerizing. The beauty of Bruges captivates and creates a wondrous atmosphere. It made me feel good. It filled me with hope. It truly felt like a hug.
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