In Bruges Reviews
The characters are very well fleshed out; good thing, because there's so much dialogue and so few actual characters. This makes the eventual climax legitimately pulse pounding and ultimately (mostly satisfying). Like I said, though, this movie is liable to turn a lot of people off with its misogynistic, racist, bigoted language, but if you're able to look past that, you will find a strong film.
The sparse comedy is sardonic, acerbic, and dark, which lets the characters be humorously insulting, though that may be an endearing Irish sentiment from an Irish director. I don't know.
Well, I'm blown away. 'In Bruges' is a film I've been meaning to see for many years now and, looking back, I have no idea what stopped me. The balance this film strikes between hilarity and emotion is unfounded. Two completely opposing tones working together PERFECTLY to create one magnificent whole. Outstanding performances from everybody involved, particularly Ralph Fiennes who gives his most unconventional (and best) to date are part of the reason this film works as well as it does; but it would be nothing without the truly stunning script by Writer/Director Martin McDonagh that provides for tear-jerks and belly laughs all at once. The ending, too, was just phenomenal - very unconventional, and an excellent way to wrap things up. Not going to spoil anything - just go and see it as soon as physically possible.