Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
An endlessly surprising, very dark, human comedy, with a plot that cannot be foreseen but only relished.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Sharply written, superbly acted, funny and even occasionally touching.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The heroes are two hit men, and the tone is often absurdist. But the film is also very funny and surprisingly affecting.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Witty and lively, with a soul to it, as well.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
In Bruges, at its best, works like "Pulp Fiction" with Irish (and Belgian) accents, digressing into weird discourse and giving a bunch of actors the occasion to shine in small, peculiar roles.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A haunting and hypnotic movie, just the thing to get lost in.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By James Greenberg
Chock full of wonderful lines delivered by a splendid cast, the film toys with the conventions and mostly transcends the limitations.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Fiennes's energy gets the film over the finish line.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The banter between these unlikely partners seems inspired by Quentin Tarantino's ingeniously insipid dialogue, delivered with indelible deadpan sincerity by John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson in "Pulp Fiction." Neither the dialogue nor the characters are as interesting here.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Neither star is sloppy, but both are loose and mellow -- a couple of pros who know they're the whole show.
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67 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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