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Perrier's Bounty (2010)

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.

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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 head and he needs to pay his debt quickly if he wants to live. Michael accepts a proposal from a small-time hood to do a quick breaking-and-entering job in exchange for part of the loot, but things go very wrong and somehow the neighbor girl Michael is sweet on, Brenda (Jodie Whittaker), ends up shooting someone. Now Michael is on the run from two sets of crooks, has a dead body to deal with, must find an alibi for Brenda, and has to mend fences with his crusty father (Jim Broadbent) before his dad is willing to help. Perrier's Bounty was an official selection at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Mark O'Rowe
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On DVD: Aug 16, 2010
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Cillian Murphy
as Michael McCrea
Brendan Gleeson
as Darren Perrier
Jim Broadbent
as Jim McCrea
Ned Dennehy
as Clamper
Glenn Speers
as Clamper
Natalie Britton
as Catherine
Jane Brennan
as Farmhouse Battleaxe
Gabriel Byrne
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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