MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 842 this week

Perrier's Bounty (2009)

6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 4,450 users   Metascore: 47/100
Reviews: 29 user | 51 critic | 12 from Metacritic.com

A gangster named Perrier looks to exact his revenge on a trio of fugitives responsible for the accidental death of one of his cronies.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 titles
created 01 Apr 2011
 
a list of 27 titles
created 22 Apr 2012
 
list image
a list of 47 titles
created 23 Apr 2012
 
a list of 44 titles
created 21 Nov 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Perrier's Bounty" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Perrier's Bounty (2009)

Perrier's Bounty (2009) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Perrier's Bounty.
3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A film noir buff has his life turned on end by a femme fatale with a big adventure in mind.

Director: Paul Soter
Stars: Cillian Murphy, Lucy Liu, Jason Sudeikis
Peacock (2010)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A train accident in rural Nebraska gradually unveils a mystery involving the town's bank clerk.

Director: Michael Lander
Stars: Cillian Murphy, Ellen Page, Susan Sarandon
Retreat I (2011)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Kate and Martin escape from personal tragedy to an Island Retreat. Cut off from the outside world, their attempts to recover are shattered when a Man is washed ashore, with news of airborne killer disease that is sweeping through Europe.

Director: Carl Tibbetts
Stars: Cillian Murphy, Jamie Bell, Thandie Newton
Sunburn (1999)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A group of Irish college students are about to leave for the United States, where they've landed summer jobs in Long Island. Working hard in the day and playing even harder at night, they ... See full summary »

Director: Nelson Hume
Stars: Paloma Baeza, Cillian Murphy, Barry Ward
Intermission (2003)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A variety of losers in Dublin have harrowingly farcical intersecting stories of love, greed and violence.

Director: John Crowley
Stars: Cillian Murphy, Kelly Macdonald, Colin Farrell
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In the 1970s, a young trans woman, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving her Irish town for London, in part to look for her mother and in part because her gender identity is beyond the town's understanding.

Director: Neil Jordan
Stars: Cillian Murphy, Morgan Jones, Eva Birthistle
Broken IV (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story of a young girl in North London whose life changes after witnessing a violent attack.

Director: Rufus Norris
Stars: Charlie Booty, Lily James, Tim Roth
Disco Pigs (2001)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A twisted rite of passage.

Director: Kirsten Sheridan
Stars: Elaine Cassidy, Cillian Murphy, Sarah Gallagher
The Cup (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The 2002 Melbourne Cup horse race, brotherly love and the triumph of the human spirit. A true story.

Director: Simon Wincer
Stars: Bryan Martin, Stephen Curry, Jodi Gordon
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Stephen Bradley
Stars: Brendan O'Carroll, Brendan Gleeson, Tony Rohr
Studs (2006)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Paul Mercier
Stars: Feidlim Cannon, Liam Carney, Shaun Elebert
The Water I (2009)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Father and son bring their painful past into their isolated present for 24 hours. Set in the middle of a cold beautiful winter, "The Water" explores the complex and intimate dynamic between... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Drew
Stars: Leslie Feist, David Fox, Cillian Murphy
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Voice of The Reaper (voice)
...
Michael McCrea
...
Ivan
Don Wycherley ...
Orlando
...
Brenda
...
Jerome
...
Russ
...
Clifford
Pat McCabe ...
Mulligan (as Patrick McCabe)
...
Clamper
...
Lar - clamper 2
...
Jim McCrea
...
Shamie
...
Catherine
...
The Mull
Edit

Storyline

Michael is a perpetual waster. He owes money to Perrier, a local thug. When two enforcers demand payment by nightfall, Michael does a burglary with two others but won't be paid till morning. All he has to do is stay away from the thugs until he can get the money then give it to Perrier. But the lads catch Michael and start to deliver a beating, but Brenda, Michael's suicidal neighbor, shoots one. Now they must run for their lives, accompanied by Jim, Michael's estranged father who claims to be dying and has come to reconcile with his son. Will any of the trio see the sun rise? And can Michael become enlightened, become a better man? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Blood is thicker than water. Nothing is thicker than thieves.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, pervasive language, some drug use and sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

26 March 2010 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

A vérdíj  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$828 (USA) (21 May 2010)

Gross:

$828 (USA) (21 May 2010)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Although set in and around Dublin, most of the film was shot in London because it was cheaper. See more »

Goofs

Despite being set in Dublin, an ad for a UK store which does not trade in the Republic of Ireland can clearly be seen in the background of one scene. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Voice of The Reaper: The ocean, huh? Never fails to provoke a person to musing on philosophical shit. Heavy shit, like life and death, and fate, and all that bewildering shit. The fuckin' universe. The individual's seeming insignificant in it. But are we insignificant? I mean take, for example, this individual. Wears the name of Michael McCrea. Last night he imbibed to beat the band. And today he's paying the seedy price. It's evening. He's having himself a little siesta, yeah? Little catnap. Now relax...
See more »

Soundtracks

The Streets Are Ours
Written by Jonathan Fox, Dewan Soomary, Alan Gunby, and James Parmley
Performed by The King Blues
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Good. Lot's of Subtle Dry humor that will probably be missed by many... recommended
11 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Rented this on a recommendation from the video store owner, who like myself, is into just about every genre. We certainly don't shy away from foreign films, and this gangster/father-son story looked to be right up my alley.

Like I mentioned in the title - there is quite a bit of humor here that can be hard to pick up because of its' dry nature, and because of the thick accents. It can really make the difference between this being a completely average film, and this being a truly enjoyable, albeit lesser-known, humorous, and darkly adventurous tale.

The cast is strong and the story moves at a brisk pace. It's in the storyline vein of Tarantino or Ritchie, but lacks a bit of the panache of those directors' work.

Perrier's Bounty has good performances throughout, and there is little doubt that those fans of the afore mentioned directors will find this to be an exciting film. It's rated R for brief nudity, drug use, and violence.

The only stand-out negative would be the music. The music selections were great, but the volume of the music was WAY too loud compared to the dialog and the rest of the movie. Maybe the music director was a bit too proud of his/her selections. I had to turn the TV down every time a song came on, and then turn it back up when the dialog resumed. The only other negative would be a slightly rushed and under-developed love story that could have really put this over-the-top.

Recommended. THose who liked pulp fiction and lock stock will find this to be a good(not great) film along the same lines. LIsten carefully as many of the hilarious lines can pass you by. The strongest characteristic of this film is the relationship between Cillian Murphy and the actor(who's name escapes me as I'm writing this) who plays Cillian's father. Also, having two fantastic actors playing in the two lead Gangster roles helps immensely.

71/100

You'll like it if you liked: Layer Cake, State of Grace, or Harry Brown.


14 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is Dublin really full of s**bags, lol! filmfourever
BORING, BORING, BORING veryfiery
Why Jodie Whittaker? RossNolan
Liam Cunningham yoda1138-1
Try and see 'I Went Down' instead. conpower
What a wasted opportunity!!! firemandan72
Discuss Perrier's Bounty (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?