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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…
I uploaded the screenshot of Chloe's name card to my Facebook and a friend of mine commented 'It's Belgian number' to which I replied 'F'course it's Belgian number, it's In fookin' Bruges!'. Hell for Ray, Heaven for Ken, Fairytale town for Harry. Martin McDonagh is a Man of Honour.
This whole movie seems like an advertising campaign for the city of Bruges Belgium. It's the best advertising I've ever seen in a film. Brendan Gleeson and Colin Ferral are haunted but believable characters. Old hit men trying to escape their pasts for a week or two. Along with their gangster boss, Ralph Fiennes, they create a believable alternative to the idea of the super macho, swagger filled, hit man we see in other movies. Colin Ferral is an asshole in this film, but he's a lovable asshole trying to reconcile with his past. This film is just the right mix of funny and heartbreaking to make it a really touching and entertaining movie.
That last bell tower sequence, holy shit, excellence.
A darkly funny, if profane drama/comedy, which is as hilarious as it is offensive, heartfelt as it is tragic, and it had my raptured attention from beginning to end. The performances all around are phenomenal, as the actors balance the film's bitingly funny dialogue with moments of intense passion and pain. It's a fascinating movie, and although it's vulgar sensibilities and graphic violence might be too much for many to stomach, it's certainly worth a viewing if you can.
An existential black comedy by way of Waiting for Godot with a dash of The Third Man. Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell are excellent as two hitmen sent to the Belgian town of Bruges to cool off until their next mission. Their relationship is the heart of this film and amidst a script with great lines there is room for their quasi father-son pairing to flower. They also spend much time pondering the meaning of life and their place in it.
Enter Ralph Fiennes as their boss Harry and it hits another level - the first phone conversation between Gleeson and Fiennes is a complete hoot as is their climactic showdown on top of the tower (that Robert Powell joke!).…
Unfortunately when I was told about this film my friend said it was dark comedy. This is partially true, but it is also a drama which took me by surprise when I watched the movie. I feel like because of this my enjoyment of this movie was hindered a bit but overall I found In Bruges to be quite great. I think all the characters were on point, especially Colin Farrell's character Ray. The ending was quite poetic and was foreshadowed heavily earlier in the film which I felt shouldn't have been so heavy handed. Each actor deliver's comedic lines brilliantly, but the extremely dark drama and comedy I do not think make for the best blend. This left me…
This was good. Funny, disturbing and sweet.
This was the worst best movie. Why would you make me laugh at such a sorry sad situation?
Funny, dark and often rather emotional, this Irish hitmen black comedy is pretty much flawless.
1. THERE WILL BE BLOOD (2007) by Paul Thomas Anderson
IMDb: 8.1 | RT: 91% || Points: 2110 | Peak:…