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In Bruges (2008)

Written By Awir Aditya on Sunday, September 5, 2010 | 4:42 AM

Genre: Crime/Drama

Starring: Colin Farrel, Clemence Poesy, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Jordan Prentice

Assassins are usually known to be cold-hearted and emotionless beings. Two assasins, Ray (Farrel) and Ken (Gleeson) are in Bruges for an assignment. Ken is simply in love with the town with all its churches and history. Ray, on the other hand is grumpy and upset because Bruges is the last place on Earth that he would like to be in and enjoys beaches and woman more than ancient stone structures. The core reason why Ray is actually not in the right mood is because during his last assignment, he accidentally killed a young boy. The thought of the boy dying is haunting his mind and he cant get it out of his head. A shooting of a Dutch movie is taking place in Bruges and Ray gets friendly with Chloe (Poesy) a crew member on the sets and Jimmy (Prentice) a midget who is starring in the movie. The movie brings out the aspect that hit men are not cold assassins as most of us think them to be, but are in fact quite human as anyone else. The best part about the movie is that although it has a very simple plot and layout, multiple side stories help in keeping the interest alive. The primary reason why this movie should figure on your 'must-watch' list are the dialogues. Crisp lines that one should pay extra attention to might just give you a thing or two to laugh at. A well thought and executed movie, worth multiple watches.

Thumbs up: Great lines, fine acting
Thumbs down: Slow start

Rating: 8.4/10
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