The dark comedy's plot is summed up on IMDB thusly: Holed up in Bruges, Belgium after a difficult job, two hit men begin to differ on their views of life and death as they become used to local customs.
Does that sound good to you? Perhaps a few words from well-known critics will help you make up your mind:
- No one wants a movie that tiptoes in step with political correctness, yet the willful opposite can be equally noxious. -- The New Yorker
- It's obvious why [director] McDonagh wanted to launch his film career with bang-bang instead of talk-talk. But his timing seems off. -- New York Magazine
- Just when you think you've seen every possible variation on the hit-man genre, Irish playwright Martin McDonagh in his feature debut has fashioned an audacious combination of Old World grace and modern ultraviolence. -- The Hollywood Reporter
- Melancholic music and a torpid pace don't make In Bruges profound, but they are symptomatic of this phony, pretentious crime film's schizophrenia. -- Slant Magazine