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Sunday, March 8, 2009

In Bruges

"Maybe that's what hell is, the entire rest of eternity spent in f*&@ing Bruges."


This is one of those movies that kicks off with a slow engine and picks up at full speed in the second half. Taking place in Bruges, Belgium, the flick is about two hitmen who find themselves in the unlikely city for their next job. When that job is botched, they they find themselves in deep caca (pardon my French) with their boss. Starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, this is a story about two hitmen, one who has the soul for the job (Gleeson) and the other whose soul has fallen prey to the job (Farrell), and feels remorse after his last job ran into an unfortunate mishap, which led to a series of several unfortunate events.
Farrell's character is miserable in Bruges and feels that his luck has ran out once he and his partner ventured to the city. He tries to make the best of it (finds a love interest and a friend), but realizes it's only a matter of time until he has to face up to the sins he's committed.
Farrell's Irish accent is a bit inaudible, especially when he's angry, but in general the movie is okay, at least the second half is. It's even funny at times (Farrell's exchanges with Peter Dinklage are hysterical). The first part is a bit too slow and it didn't look like it was going in any particular direction. But the real story unfolds in the last 45 minutes.

My rating: B-

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