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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,…
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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 don't hit women. I'd never hit a woman, Chloë! I hit a woman who was trying to hit me with a bottle! That's different, that's self defence, isn't it? "
You can't stop quoting this movie. Bloody brilliant! Makes you go through every emotion possible. And the acting , dialogues were so simple, so random , yet out of this world. Can watch this again and again.
THE best movie in the dark comedy genre.
A re-watch of Martin McDonagh's heartfelt debut proved fruitful, allowing me to discover new elements to his hilarious and thought-provoking revitalisation of the typical gangster drama. The main cast is hilarious (especially Ralph Fiennes - he delivers profanity as if he was reading Shakespeare) and all three deliver flawless performances which delicately balance out the comedic elements, yet also allow the moments of melancholy to flourish, particularly in the performance of Collin Farrell.
It may address dark and disturbing elements, yet McDonagh's screenplay never forgets it's place, realising that it is a comedy, and returns to the hilarious (perhaps offensive) antics of two men continuously traversing the idyllic city of Bruges. Midgets are struck, cocaine is snorted and prostitutes are…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Um...this is a hard film to categorize. Catholic black comedy? It is the kind of film where you laugh despite the darkness, where there is an innocence and a goodness to at least a couple characters even though they do despicable things—and you actually do find them despicable, not just technically immoral or whatever. Everyone pays for what they've done (probably), and even in the climactic, tragic moment there are a couple unexpected laughs.
Though it has its dreamlike moments, it doesn't play like a Coen bros. film because you are never entirely comfortable with how to interpret what you're watching. The humor feels like a needed release from an otherwise intolerable fatalism. I'm left feeling glad I saw it but unsure to whom to recommend it beyond devoted cinephiles who can stand the discomfort.
This film makes me laugh and cry - how many films can say that?
I loved Seven Psychopaths and this was even better: funny, self aware, complex, moving and funny. Colin Farrell superbly portrays his assassin character and the emotions felt by him. It was also wonderfully directed. There isn't much more to say as this film has been talked to death, if you haven't seen it, do.
Looks on the surface to be a typical English dark comedy/thriller in the vein of early Guy Ritchie. Watch it, and experience something absolutely phenomenal. I beg you, don't let this one pass you by. In Bruges is painfully hilarious, and painfully sad, at the exact same time. Imagine crying through your tears.. yeah, it pretty much sums this movie up. It uses it's criminal characters to observe the delicacy of life, and the excruciating consequence of one horrible mistake. Yet, these characters are so tragic, that when they go for a laugh, you're roaring. Laughter and sadness intertwine so well, isn't it a mystery why?
One of my all time favorite films. Colin Farrell is just brilliant in this movie. Ralph Fiennes is a treasure.
Colin Farrell and Clémence Poésy making out to a Regina Spektor song is the holy trinity of heart attack inducing things.
1. THERE WILL BE BLOOD (2007) by Paul Thomas Anderson
IMDb: 8.1 | RT: 91% || Points: 2110 | Peak:…