Rent In Bruges (2008)

3.8 of 5 from 1691 ratings
1h 42min
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Synopsis:
This stylish black-comedy thriller stars Ralph Fiennes as Harry, a vicious London crime-boss, who send his two hit-men to the picturesque Belgian City of Bruges - to lay low and wait for orders. While Ken (Brendan Gleeson) is happy just to sight see (!), his fast-talking partner, Ray (Colin Farrell) sets out for an adventure. Before long, Ray is experiencing hilariously surreal encounters with tourists, skinheads, dwarves and prostitutes! When, at last, the call comes from Harry, the fun turns to a life-and-death struggle of darkly comic proportions.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin
Writers:
Martin McDonagh
Others:
Jon Gregory
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
British Films, Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thrillers
Countries:
UK
Awards:

2009 BAFTA Best Original Screen Play

BBFC:
Release Date:
11/08/2008
Run Time:
102 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Gag reel
  • When in Bruges
  • Deleted and extended scenes
  • Strange Bruges
  • A boat trip around Bruges
  • F$@king Bruges
BBFC:
Release Date:
04/07/2011
Run Time:
107 minutes
Languages:
English, French
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing, French, Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Extended Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • A Boat Trip Around Bruges

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Reviews (18) of In Bruges

Charming, dark and satirical - In Bruges review by Victoria Sutton

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01/09/2008

The first comment I must make about this film is how much I enjoyed watching Collin Farrell on the screen. Before now I have had little respect for him as an actor, however in this film Collin Farrell delivers a great performance with excellent comic timing and some serious and dark moments as well.

The plot begins slowly, with two men hiding out in Bruges after a botched job, initially the plot centres around the relationship between the two gangsters Ray (Collin Farrell) and Ken (Brendan Gleeson). The chemistry between the two actors is essential to the plot, and Farrell and Gleeson do not disappoint. Their witty banter is funny and their characters are well developed with meaning and depth, they are not just stereotypical gangsters. The plot takes an interesting turn with the introduction of new characters, of who play an essential part in the climax. It is a perfect blend if dark humour and drama to make a very entertaining and well put together film. Some may comment on the slow pace of it, however, this in my opinion adds to the character of the town of Bruges. It is a bit of a marmite film and if you are after a fast paced Hollywood blockbuster this definitely is not for you, however it kept me laughing whilst on the edge of my seat.

7 out of 7 members found this review helpful.

Instantly enjoyable - In Bruges review by Jawbreaker

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11/02/2009

In Bruges comes as a real surprise and allows Colin Farrell to show he is actually an actor beyond the poster boy image. Here he plays a rookie hitman, a bumbling idiot that wouldn't look out of place in Father Ted and one that is suffering from a confidence crisis. He is forced to lay low in Bruge with his experienced colleague (played by the excellent Gleeson), while awaiting instructions from their vicious boss, Harry, after a hit goes wrong.

The location may not appeal to the young hitman, but their time on ice provides the opportunity to act as tourists and explore the nightlife the city offers. The past soon catches up with the duo, but at all times they maintain a strong bond. Bruge is well presented, and looks a great place to visit even with the local crime and comical locals. As expected the two killers do not hold back on the dialogue, which accounts for the age rating. I'm never a fan of that C-word which is often used throughout the tale but it didn't interfere with my enjoyment and real surprise of seeing In Bruges. Highly recommended.

5 out of 9 members found this review helpful.

A bit blah - In Bruges review by Leasa Clarke

Spoiler Alert
03/02/2009

I’m not sure if the humour in this film out weighs the slowness of the action. Colin Farrell is disturbingly like 'Dougal' from Father Ted, and the film mostly seems to promote/ or not promote depending on your point of view - Bruges as a City. If this was a TV drama- which doesn’t seem improbable, I think I probably would have turned it off! O.K if you like slow moving

4 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

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