Wednesday, March 25, 2009

DVD Review -- In Bruges

Summary: Two hitman, Ray (Colin Farrell) and Ken (Brendan Gleeson), are sent to Bruges when Ray botches a hit and accidentally kills a young boy. As they wait there for instructions from their boss (Ralph Fiennes), Ray meets a girl and Ken falls in love with the town.

Review: My favorite part of this film was Brendan Gleeson. In an understated performance, Ken is quiet and contemplative as he takes in the culture that Bruges has to offer. He is protective of Ray and unwavering in his belief that Ray deserves a second chance at life. Colin Farrell was very funny as Ray, a man who struggles with the shooting and his contempt of Bruges. In Bruges is a very dark and violent movie about honor among thieves and redemption in the strangest places. Rating: *** out of 5

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