How often do we get to see two hit men sightseeing medieval architecture along the cobbled streets of the quaint Belgian town of Bruges? Well, that’s the way the cookie crumbles in this interesting British movie called In Bruges. The best aspect for this movie, I felt, lay in its ability to transcend genres despite seemingly being tailor-made to be a genre movie; the sardonically witty script managed to stray beyond the confines of both thrillers and situational comedies. Waiting for a call from their boss (Ralph Fiennes in a darkly funny role), the two hit men never seem to agree on anything and yet form a strangely beautiful camaraderie. Collin Farrell as a profane and impish assassin and Brendan Gleeson (in a terrific performance) as his fatherly art-loving partner, make a memorable pair. The movie, through the serio-comic exploits of the three men, black humour, moments of great emotional depth, and thrilling cat-and-mouse sequences, has the ability to endear itself to the viewers. And whatever might Farrell’s character repeatedly say, Bruges certainly DOES NOT “suck”.
Director: Martin McDonagh Genre: Black Comedy/Action/Buddy Film Language: English Country: UK