In Bruges Synopsis
Two hit men (Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson) on the run reflect on life while holed-up in Belgium.
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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...
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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...
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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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By simplynikita
I loved this movie, I think people should go and see and and decide for themselves but I think it gave just enough of everything. The first half hour was a little boring and didn't really make too...

In Bruges

By joycee
Opening night- packed for playwright Martin McDonaugh’s first film, a terrific [nearly] two hours of film making.......perfect drama. Skillfully,McDonaugh presents the human drama, we resonate to....

In Bruges

By HKviewer
Fantastic! Great character developemnt and dialogue. I didn't want the movie to end....


By TMapou
The movie is as politically incorrect as a movie can get, and the characters seem to curse every other word, so it definitely is not for everyone. Some people will find it funny, and some will come...

My gun gets nicked, I'm suicidal, my best mate wants to kill me!

By ciscokidfpm
This movie is a slow character exploration. Well acted by Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson. There is a pace one must get into when viewing such a movie. It's like fresh made spagetti sauce. Just the...

in bruge was fantastic

By the white attic
this is one of the best movies i have seen in a long time. collin farrell was outstanding. the movie was sharp, quick witted, soulful. it was dark however hilariously realistic at times. loved...

It's a Comedy....Sort of

By 11RevereCt
It's definitely the funniest movie I've seen in a long time. It's also the most disturbing. Colin Farrell adeptly plays the first-time hitman who botches the killing a young boy with his...

"In Bruges" Great Surprise

By bjsterny
I wasn't expecting much when I sat down to watch this little film I'd never even heard of. Of course I should have known better because some of the best movies these days are the little films no one...

One for Tarantino and Coen Bros fans

By quantmonkey
If you enjoyed Pulp Fiction or Fargo you will enjoy this....

In Bruges

By Chet40
This is a great surreal dark-comedy which takes the viewer on a very uncomfortable but funny ride through the streets of Bruges, Belgium. It is somewhat gory, so not for the very squeamish. Colin...

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Rated R | For strong bloody violence, pervasive language and some drug use
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Hit man movie is violent, profane, and provocative.
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