Perrier's Bounty (2010)

Perrier's Bounty



Critic Consensus: It has interesting characters and a strong cast, but Perrier's Bounty ultimately fails to do anything original with them.

Movie Info

An ordinary guy gets himself in an extraordinary amount of trouble in this blend of comedy and action from director Ian Fitzgibbon. Michael McCrea (Cillian Murphy) is a regular guy who isn't especially good with money, which leads him to borrow some money from Perrier (Brendan Gleeson), a local loan shark and strong-arm man. Unfortunately, Michael isn't able to pay back the money on schedule, and he quickly learns that Perrier is one man you don't want angry; now there's a price on Michael's … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Mark O'Rowe
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 16, 2010
IFC Films



as Michael McCrea

as Darren Perrier

as Jim McCrea

as Orlando

as Clifford

as Clamper

as Clamper

as Catherine

as Farmhouse Battleaxe

as Grim Reaper
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Critic Reviews for Perrier's Bounty

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (11)

This is one of those time-killer movies that definitely goes well with a pint of Guinness.

Full Review… | July 15, 2010
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Perrier's Bounty is all stock material, full of characters that deserve more than the cliched shootouts and showdowns that befall them. Even the movie's most natural impulses seem to come from a can.

Full Review… | July 15, 2010
Boston Globe
Top Critic

An uneven mix of conventional caper and sentimental hooey, but there's no denying a certain quotient of fun.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Top Critic

A fast-paced and enjoyable if violent diversion that revels in its quirky characters, committed performances and involving twists.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Enough already with the Guy Ritchie knock-offs.

May 27, 2010
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

A hectic, ultraviolent romp that is inordinately pleased with its own sardonic nihilism.

May 21, 2010
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Perrier's Bounty


simple, strait narrative with few surprises, but highly entertaining. the film held a solid tension between the dramatic and the amusing. the end was a bit silly, but overall the film had character. very good watch.

danny d

Super Reviewer

This movie is totally awesome to watch. A wickedly hilarious and explosively entertaining crime-thriller that's just a pure joy. It's fast-paced, terrifically original and vastly enjoyable with enough twist and action to go around. A dazzling crime flick that packs alot of heat as well as humor and strongly committed performances from it's wonderful cast. A tremendously enjoyable and very funny action-packed comic thriller that has loving every minute. The best Irish crime film since In Bruge. It's like a Guy Ritchie movie, except only smarter. The all-cast is just wonderful in their roles. Cillian Murphy is fantastic. Brendan Gleeson is excellent as always. Jim Broadbent is marvelous, he's brilliant in this role whether he's tackling comedy or the dramatic side of the character. A full-clip of fun from start to finish.

Al S

Super Reviewer


Cast: Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Gabriel Byrne, Jim Broadbent, Domhnall Gleeson, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Simpson, Padraic Delaney, Conleth Hill, Natalie Britton, Michael Fitzgerald

Director: Ian Fitzgibbon

Summary: Dublin gangster Perrier (Brendan Gleeson) orders his henchmen to collect a debt from small-time crook Michael (Cillian Murphy). But when Michael's unstable pal, Brenda (Jodie Whittaker), accidentally shoots one of the goons during the shakedown, the freaked-out couple must go on the run. Complications mount when Michael's estranged dad, Jim (Jim Broadbent), comes along for the ride.

My Thoughts: "It's a fun, humorous, quirky Irish gangster film. Great acting by Cillian Murphy and Jim Broadbent. Liked their chemistry. Action throughout, only a few slow spots. Was nice seeing Cillian Murphy in a more funnier role. Just a good little action flick that won't be wasted in a rental."


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