February 15, 2008
Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson are Irish hitmen, stuck in literal purgatory, hiding out in the best-preserved Medieval city in Belgium. It turns out that lots of people die at the end, but I knew that going in, and I didn't care if they all died, as long as I was entertained along the way. Colin Farrell can actually act, it turns out. Added bonus! Farrell became a "movie star" long before anyone actually cared about him. I had to review his filmography to find a good movie I had seen him in. The only movie he's made which I can recommend 100% is Minority Report, and that was five long years ago. In my mind, he's now starting to become someone who would persuade me to see a movie. (Landmark Kendall Cinema)
CASTING NOTE: In Bruges is a mini-reunion of Harry Potter And The Goblet of Fire: Brendan Gleeson (Mad-Eye Moody), Ralph Fiennes (Voldemort), playing a man named "Harry", and Clémence Poésy (Fleur Delacour)...and Colin Farrell would go on to appear in Fantastic Beasts &Where to Find Them in 2016.