In Bruges
In Bruges (2008)

Bruges (pronounced "broozh"), the most well-preserved medieval city in the whole of Belgium, is a welcoming destination for travelers from all over the world. But, for hit men Ray and Ken, it could be their final destination. A… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: June 24, 2008
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84%
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Featuring witty dialogue and deft performances, In Bruges is an effective mix of dark comedy and crime thriller elements.

Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

I never expected to be moved by In Bruges, but I was.

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Bob Mondello
NPR.org

It plays really engagingly, with the leads doing a wonderful Mutt and Jeff act and the camera lingering lovingly over scenery that looks awfully pretty in the moments before it gets spattered with blood.

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Chris Kaltenbach
Baltimore Sun

Tightly scripted and intricately plotted, the buddy film manages the neat two-step of being simultaneously profane and engaging.

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John Anderson
Washington Post

Those who know McDonagh's work know a vein of darkness will run deeply through the comedy. It has seldom been darker. Or funnier.

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Tom Charity
CNN.com

For all his movie's tough talk, it's a sometimes slipshod construction.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

In Bruges is a refreshingly different take on the hitmen genre.

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Christy Lemire
Associated Press

In Bruges is a wildly imperfect feature debut, but it does make you curious to see what else McDonagh has to offer.

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Wally Hammond
Time Out

Its mock-artistic thriller trappings notwithstanding, 'In Bruges' is basically a funny, tragicomic two-hander, with the casting of Farrell alongside Gleeson enabling a pleasing Irish inflection.

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Alan Frank
Daily Star

The stars' foul-mouthed riff on Laurel and Hardy is shamefully entertaining while director Martin McDonagh's dialogue is cynical and disgracefully funny.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Apeneck Fletcher
Two hitmen idle for awhile in the quaint Belgium city of Bruges, known for still being the most medieval of places remaining in Europe, cooling off after a hit… More
Spencer S.
Writer and director Martin McDonagh creates increasingly interesting and Meta films about the world of crime that are both interesting to watch and great for a… More
xGary Xx
Failed hitman Colin Farrell is sent to Bruges with fellow hitman and friend Brendan Gleeson to lay low after the botched murder of a priest results in the death… More
Directors Cat
[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] Martin McDonagh is one of the sharpest and wittiest writers in the business today… More
Melvin White
Ray: Ken, I grew up in Dublin. I love Dublin. If I grew up on a farm, and was retarded, Bruges might impress me but I didn't, so it doesn't.… More
Alex roy
In Bruges is a well crafted drama-comedy directed with brilliance by Martin McDonaugh. With a terrific cast at hand, McDonaugh creates a unique film that… More

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