In Bruges 2008

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Holed up in Bruges, Belgium after a difficult job, two hit men (Farrell and Gleeson) begin to differ on their views of life and death as they become used to local customs.

Starring:
Colin Farrell,Brendan Gleeson
Runtime:
1 hour, 46 minutes

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Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Comedy
Director Martin Mcdonagh
Starring Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson
Supporting actors Ralph Fiennes, Elizabeth Berrington, Eric Godon
Studio NBC Universal
BBFC rating Suitable for 18 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4.3 out of 5 stars

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Fergus Stewart on 18 Mar. 2013
Format: Blu-ray
In Bruges is quite simply a small masterpiece of movie-making. A narrative which is uncomplicated but very affecting, an immaculately judged script and dialogue, little flashes of humour, the best ever performance by Colin Farrell (of whom I am not normally a fan,) and another outstanding piece of acting by the ever-impressive Brendan Gleeson (so enjoyable in 'The Guard') all combine with the setting of Bruges' beautiful mediaeval architecture to create a film which is easy on the eye and touches the emotions in such an unexpected way.

This is as good as film-making gets on this side of the pond and is thus streets ahead of so much of Hollywood's popcorn fodder. Essential viewing for anybody who likes cinema which is human, intimate and accessible while touching on what it is to be human and fallible.

Highly, highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By O E J TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 22 Feb. 2009
Format: DVD
I can't remember laughing out loud to a DVD as many times as I did watching IN BRUGES. It's extremely crude, very violent, and the filthy language is probably upstaged by the very politically incorrect script. But for at least the first half of the film it is absolutely hilarious, even Colin Farrell's eyebrows deserve a mention because they played a part too.

The secret of its success is in the writing and directing, both of which were the creation of Martin McDonagh in his first full-length film production - his first being an Oscar-winning short film called Six Shooter, which also featured Brendan Gleeson in a leading role. The story is original for once, although its left-fieldedness reminded me of the odd Coen Brothers comedy. Of course it is chock-full of the most extreme expletives from start to finish, probably greater in number than in any other film, but it wouldn't have been as good without them. In my case I sat down to watch it having no idea what it was about at all, and I think on reflection that it's better to know as little as possible in advance, because there are a lot of surprises to be enjoyed and I am glad I didn't read any of the plot summaries anywhere. It's the blackest of black comedies but one which is rich in drama and even romance, not to mention a lot of graphic violence. In some ways it's old fashioned because, refreshingly, it doesn't follow any contemporary 'rules' about racism or prejudice - perhaps what might be seen as highly offensive doesn't actually turn out that way because everybody is in the firing line, and nobody is excluded, be they priests, spastics, black people, midgets, retards, prostitutes, homosexuals, Belgium (and what it is allegedly notorious for) and countless other objects of derision or exploitation.
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109 of 125 people found the following review helpful By Greedo on 26 Jun. 2008
Format: DVD
Totally agree with the previous two reviewers. This is a film that deserves to be seen by loads of people, as it is truly hilarious!

Granted, it might not be everyone's cup of tea, as there is the odd bit of violence, and the humour is very dark and often non-PC. But hey, we're all adults right!? And anyway, one thing that surprises a little as the film unfolds is that it does actually have some morality at it's heart, as we witness Colin Farrell's character regret his past actions, and Brendan Gleesan's character see a chance for Farrell to find redemption.

The two leads are fantastic - with good chemistry - delivering the many amusing one liners with aplomb, as are the supporting cast, with Ralph Fiennes putting in a performance that will recall Sir Ben Kinsley chewing up the scenery in "Sexy Beast", and the midget (the character Ray's term, not mine!!! I can't seem to see his name on imdb) sending himself up in a manner that you will never forget.

Bruges itself is also a character in the film of course, and despite Ray's constant funny put downs of the place, it looks beautiful. So much so in fact that I now plan to go sometime...I just hope there's no Irish hitmen seeking refuge there when I do!

Great film, recommended.
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34 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Sam on 27 May 2008
Format: DVD
A pretty self-explanatory title sets the premise here, well almost. Two hit men Ray (Colin Farrell) and Ken (Brendan Gleeson) are hiding out in Bruges after a hit that went horribly wrong and has terrible ramifications for one of these men. Following orders from a mysterious mob boss by the name of Harry, portrayed brilliantly by Ralph Fiennes the two hit men must make do in the city described as "something out of a fairytale" or as Ray summed it up "maybe that's what hell really is, to spend eternity in Bruges". It would be cruel of me to divulge too much of the plot so all Ill say is that this movie is easily the smartest, and hilarious laugh out loud comedies/dramas I can remember seeing. How the director manages to take a story about two men struggling to deal with the emotional baggage and the quite simply the guilt that comes with their profession, and combine it with totally appropriate moments of sheer comic genius mixed with nearly absurd passages, for instance the dwarf scene, enough said is quite an achievement. As is the way you begin too feel great sympathy for a group of not so ruthless killers who go to extraordinary lengths to simply stick by their principals. As one would expect the characters are a colourful bunch, Farrell getting up to or at least trying to get up to some mischievousness, or simply saying like it is, (American tourists beware). Then there's Ken trying to find some harmony in the surroundings and immerse himself in the culture and art of Bruges and in the process dragging a very reluctant Ray along with him.Read more ›
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