Perrier's Bounty
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An ordinary guy gets himself in an extraordinary amount of trouble in this blend of comedy and action from director Ian Fitzgibbon. Michael McCrea (Cillian Murphy) is a regular guy who isn't especially good with money, which leads him to borrow some money from Perrier (Brendan Gleeson), a local loan shark and strong-arm man. Unfortunately, Michael isn't able to pay back the money on schedule, and he quickly learns that Perrier is one man you don't want angry; now there's a price on Michael's head and he needs to pay his debt quickly if he wants to live. Michael accepts a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is one of those time-killer movies that definitely goes well with a pint of Guinness."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"An uneven mix of conventional caper and sentimental hooey, but there's no denying a certain quotient of fun."
‑ John Anderson, Variety
"At times, O'Rowe and Fitzgibbon appear to be straining too hard for effect, but at its best the film has a cartoonish vitality. The plot may be all over the place, but the cast relish O'Rowe's salty dialogue"
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"A routine yarn, easily forgotten."
‑ Edward Porter, Times [UK]
"A moderately engaging, but uneven hodgepodge of comedy, action, drama and romance that lacks surprises, imagination and palpable thrills. It's barely saved by lively characters and all-around solid performances."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"Perrier's Bounty is all stock material, full of characters that deserve more than the cliched shootouts and showdowns that befall them. Even the movie's most natural impulses seem to come from a can."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"Enough already with the Guy Ritchie knock-offs."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"...boasts an impressively fast-paced opening half hour that's heightened by the uniformly agreeable performances."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Bang, bang; smack, smack; run, run; bang, bang. That's the essence of Perrier's Bounty, with brief stops for romance and dog-killing."
‑ Tricia Olszewski, Washington City Paper
"It's an effective genre piece, propelled by the strong performances of Cillian Murphy, Jodie Whittaker and especially Jim Broadbent."
‑ Robert Levin, Critic's Notebook
"A fast-paced and enjoyable if violent diversion that revels in its quirky characters, committed performances and involving twists."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"A hectic, ultraviolent romp that is inordinately pleased with its own sardonic nihilism."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"A bit of underworld blarney from the Old Sod, "Perrier's Bounty" is another darkly comical-philosophical Irish gangster movie. The film, directed by TV veteran Ian Fitzgibbon and scripted by Mark O'Rowe ("Boy A"), doesn't quite work."
‑ James Verniere, Boston Herald
"Charming and cynical, violent and sweet, well-made and offbeat...Perrier's Bounty is an entertaining film that doesn't take itself seriously."
‑ Rex Roberts, Film Journal International
"Not designed to blend in and yet lacking the extra inch to distinguish it from its better-known kin, Perrier's Bounty is content to merely measure up."
‑ Michelle Orange, Movieline
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