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Review: In Bruges

Posted by rapaleeman on June 24, 2008

Whoever said Colin Farrell can’t act is a moron.  Wait.  That was me.  Anywho… In Brughes is the darkest, funniest comedies/dramas I have ever seen.  It is great.  Go buy now.

Not enough?  Ok I’ll elaborate.  Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson play hitmen who are sent to Bruges (it’s in Belgium) to hide out after a job.  Not giving anything away, but obviously things didn’t go well and the two are on edge.  Farrell, a young Irish guy and Gleeson, an older British dude are essentially the opposite of one another.  Farrell would rather be drinking and parting with midgets (oh yeah there is a midget) while Gleeson’s character would rather be sight seeing and enjoying the suroundings. 

Obviously again this leads to some odd couple style of relationship with the two leads and it works great.  they care about each other but never truely show it until a scene in the park towards the end.  What follows is an extremely funny and downward spiral into the land of Bruges and the minds of these two hitmen.

In vein of movies like Trainspotting and Stay, you get this almost surreal feeling.  Like everything is happening but then in turn not happenning.  I can’t really describe it.  The movie just sort of happens around you as you watch it and the ending is very fitting to the overall tone and style of the movie.

Awesome film.  Rarely has a movie made me laugh my ass off, but made me think about the message at the same time.  It is really unheard of in this day and age of film making.  I guess it is fitting to call this a film and not a movie.  It entertains, but unlike a straight up action movie or drama, you actually take something away from it and it makes you talk about it.  Like the aforementioned film Stay for instance.  As it should be, this movie is without a shadow of a doubt.  Highly Recommended.

Oh, for a final reason to see the film.  Colin Farrell karate chops a midget.  Tell your friends.



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