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Format: Blu-Ray DVD
Sku: 215378601
UPC: 025192046896
UPC 14: 00025192046896
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Shoot First. Sightsee Later.
Hit men Ray (Colin Farrell) and Ken (Brendan Gleeson) have been ordered to cool their heels in the storybook city of Bruges (it's in Belgium) after finishing a big job. But since hit men make the worst tourists, they soon find themselves in a life and death struggle of comic proportions against one very angry crime boss (Ralph Fiennes

"Dark, hilarious and oddly moving.  Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com
"Tightly scripted and intricately plotted, the buddy film manages the neat two-step of being simultaneously profane and engaging.  Chris Kaltenbach, Baltimore Sun
"Sharply written, superbly acted, funny and even occasionally touching.  Claudia Puig, USA Today
"...deepens from odd-couple comedy into Catholic-themed drama, but it remains marvelously funny throughout.  J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"In a film full of great performances, Ralph Feinnes steals the show as Harry, the boss.  Jeremy Mathews, Film Threat
"A haunting and hypnotic movie, just the thing to get lost in.  Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Editor's Note
Playwright Martin McDonagh makes an impressive feature film debut as the writer and director of this tragicomedy as rich, dark, and complex as Belgian chocolate. The story unfolds over the course of a few days, as Irish hitmen Ken (the appealingly bear-like Brendon Gleeson) and Ray (Colin Farrell, in a loose and sympathetic performance) are ordered to lay low in the tourist-laden town of Bruges, Belgium, after a bungled shooting back home. Their only directive is to stay grounded and wait for further orders from crime boss Harry (Ralph Fiennes, gleefully playing evil), but both underlings--nervous and delightfully talky--chafe with the waiting. The childlike Ray is inconsolably antsy and withdrawn, and after a time we learn that his restlessness is borne of something deeper and more disturbing than mere ADD. The more paternal and patient of the duo, Ken, takes the opportunity to enjoy Bruges's lush, buttressed beauty, but he, too, undergoes some soul-searching by movie's end.

The plot snakes cleverly (and at times touchingly) around flashbacks of the Dublin murder as the garrulous killers philosophize and interact with locals and tourists, including an acerbic American dwarf, the proprietress of the B&B, Dutch prostitutes, and a local enchantress. McDonagh's absurdist black humor asserts itself as hilarious dialogue and dreamlike visuals (supported by Carter Burwell's unsettling score) that shift seamlessly from sweet to grotesque, like a Grimm's fairytale come to the big screen. McDonagh's command of the film medium puts to rest any reservations about playwrights-turned-directors. Viewers who can accept the somewhat contrived situation presented here will enjoy the crackling banter, vibrant performances, and beautiful scenery.

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Video Features English, Spanish, French
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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Universal
Video Release Date Release Date: 9/25/2011
Video Play Time Running Time: 107 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2008
Video UPC UPC: 00025192046896
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  2.35:1
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Clemence Poesy
Video Cast Info Jordan Prentice
Video Cast Info Colin Farrell
Video Cast Info Brendan Gleeson
Video Cast Info Ralph Fiennes
Video Cast Info Jérémie Rénier
Video Cast Info Jeff Abberley - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Eigil Bryld - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Peter Czernin - Producer
Video Cast Info Graham Broadbent - Producer
Video Cast Info Julia Blackman - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Carter Burwell - Composer
Video Cast Info Martin McDonagh - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Tessa Ross - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Martin McDonagh - Director

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
"Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson enjoy themselves mightily....The roles are big, broad, violent, and strategically funny..." 02/15/2008 p.44-45

New York Times
"[U]nmistakably sincere....[W]ith Mr. Gleeson's solid, stolid physicality and performance giving ballast to Mr. Farrell's lilting, fluttery turn." 02/08/2008

Los Angeles Times
"A dark comedy with a melancholy streak and punchy sense of humor....Farrell turns his mercenary killer into a wide-eyed innocent, hilariously vulnerable..." 02/08/2008

USA Today
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "It is easily one of the best debut feature film in recent memory....As the story unspools, it grows more intriguing." 02/09/2008

Total Film
3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] winning turn, with playwright-turned-director Martin McDonagh wringing bloody laughs from a jet-black farce..." 05/01/2008 p.48

Uncut
3 stars out of 5 -- "McDonagh has been compared to Quentin Tarantino before, and it's obviously not something he's running away from....Gleason's beatific performance is a significant bonus..." 05/01/2008 p.123

Empire
4 stars out of 5 -- "Farrell isn't carrying this engagingly digressive caper alone...Gleeson makes the perfect foil..." 05/01/2008 p.40-42

Sight and Sound
"[I]t's a handsome picture....As a director, McDonagh's most obvious skill lies in his work with the actors. Farrell's performance has an appealingly goofy vulnerability that reminds us why we liked him in the first place." 05/01/2008 p.69

Premiere
3 stars out of 4 -- "[With] Ralph Fiennes in an oily, fang-bearing, hilariously harrowing performance..." 02/06/2007

Wall Street Journal
"The violence can be shocking, but Martin McDonagh's film is also very funny, and a morality play that's deeply affecting." 04/02/2010

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