Rent In Bruges (2008)

3.8 of 5 from 1684 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
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
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
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English, French
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing, French, Spanish
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

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.

Something a bit different... - In Bruges review by WT

This is a really fresh, nicely-crafted film. Interesting story, brilliant script, great actors having fun with their characters, and plenty of laughs (from some rather dark places) along the way. It's all set amongst the beautifully austere and fairytale-like setting of Bruges. It's about crooks, hitmen and other strange characters in the dark corners of society. It builds towards a confrontational ending. And it really delivers. Check it out if you're bored with the usual guff that always seems to let you down. It's a lot of fun.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

A bit blah - In Bruges review by Leasa Clarke

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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