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Movie Review: In Bruges (2008)

In Bruges – 2008 Comedy/Crime/Drama/Action I had no idea what In Bruges was about before I watched it. I just heard good things about it so I put it on my Netflix queue and one day I noticed it must’ve been next because they shipped it to me…but now I’m happy that I didn’t look […]

In Bruges

In Bruges – 2008
Comedy/Crime/Drama/Action

I had no idea what In Bruges was about before I watched it. I just heard good things about it so I put it on my Netflix queue and one day I noticed it must’ve been next because they shipped it to me…but now I’m happy that I didn’t look at my queue beforehand and put something above it. This movie is awesome.

If you’re like me and have no idea what this movie about, here’s a quick overview: two hitmen (Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson) are sent to Bruges, Belgium. Something goes wrong, and one of the hitmen is ordered to kill the other.

In Bruges is definitely a dramatic movie since it has some scenes that are far more dramatic than in 90% of dramas…but it’s also hilarious. Most of the humor is in the dialogue, so if you are kinda just watching the movie in the background you won’t really think it’s funny…In Bruges is a movie you have to pay attention to in order to fully appreciate it.

Before this movie, I never really liked Colin Farrell. I thought he was a crappy actor…but he’s excellent in this movie. I think he should have been nominated for Best Actor (I looked it up and saw that this movie only received one Oscar nomination…that’s a travesty). Just about every time Farrell is on screen he says something hilarious…not only that, but he can actually act well in the dramatic scenes.

There isn’t really anything wrong about In Bruges; the only reason I didn’t give it a 10 is because I reserve 10s for what I think are the best movies ever made…and In Bruges isn’t one of them. That said, it’s a very entertaining movie and I’ll definitely watch it again.

Score = 9.5/10

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