(2008)

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Metascore

Based on 34 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
An endlessly surprising, very dark, human comedy, with a plot that cannot be foreseen but only relished.
88
Sharply written, superbly acted, funny and even occasionally touching.
80
The heroes are two hit men, and the tone is often absurdist. But the film is also very funny and surprisingly affecting.
75
A haunting and hypnotic movie, just the thing to get lost in.
75
Witty and lively, with a soul to it, as well.
75
In Bruges, at its best, works like "Pulp Fiction" with Irish (and Belgian) accents, digressing into weird discourse and giving a bunch of actors the occasion to shine in small, peculiar roles.
75
Chicago Tribune
After playing one too many sullen poseurs it's clear Colin Farrell and Ralph Fiennes had a ball making an inky black comedy seething with grandiose invective.
75
Miami Herald
Dry humor keeps In Bruges fresh and lively and makes it a whole lot of fun to watch.
70
The Hollywood Reporter
Chock full of wonderful lines delivered by a splendid cast, the film toys with the conventions and mostly transcends the limitations.
63
The banter between these unlikely partners seems inspired by Quentin Tarantino's ingeniously insipid dialogue, delivered with indelible deadpan sincerity by John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson in "Pulp Fiction." Neither the dialogue nor the characters are as interesting here.
58
Neither star is sloppy, but both are loose and mellow -- a couple of pros who know they're the whole show.

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