“In Bruges” (2007)

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.

One Response to ““In Bruges” (2007)”

  1. Steph Says:

    We watched this and really enjoyed it too. I was a bit disconcerted to see all those Harry Potter folks in it (Brendan Gleeson = Mad Eye Moody; Ralph Fiennes = Voldemort; belgian girl in movie with blonde hair = Fleur Delacoeur), but it was very good. I was also surprised to see what a good job Colin Farrell did as in my mind, hes not necessarily a great actor.