In Bruges (2008)

In Bruges (Martin McDonagh, 2008)

After a job that tragically ended, two hitmen, Ray (Colin Farrell) and Ken (Brandan Gleeson) must stay quiet in a little Belgian town called Bruges. Starting slowly and sometimes off-balance, the plot just get richer and richer as long as the story and the characters evolves. It was probably the first time I've seen Ralph Fiennes play a character I actually believed in. The many sub stories doesn't all bring something central to the film but they fill some wholes that the simple main story could have let. Peter Dinklage as something like himself, the love interest, the little ex-boyfriend prick and even the landlady make a very good supporting cast to the whole of the film.

The film mixes many genres and it is for good. The grey gangster flick that announces the first thirty minutes gets better with the mix of some comedy, romance, and even thriller. The mix doesn't seem forced or too saturate for the lenght of the film. It's a very enjoyable ride all along. The friendship between the two leads is near an odd couple relationship that has its great moments. On the other side, the climax slowly climbs and many situations have very good turns of events.

I would recommend this movie to anyone who wants a good evening. It's the first film from director Martin McDonagh, I'd like to see more from him because In Bruges shows good directing potential.

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