An inky dark dramedy, In Bruges‘ hitmen, Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell, are sent to the title city (in Belgium) to cool their heels after a hit went wrong. Farrell is both hilarious and touching as the simple-minded newbie, while Gleeson brings depth and sadness to a character that could have easily been a caricature. Ralph Fiennes is so over the top he almost is a caricature, though his feelings on loyalty and consequences lend an intriguing edge. This is a very violent, funny, sad film that doesn’t always pull off a balance–not for when you’re feeling fragile. But for whip-smart dialogue, some great acting, and some moments so funny we had to stop the DVD because we were laughing so hard, In Bruges is worth watching.