• In Bruges (2008)

In Bruges

Release Date: February 8th, 2008

DVD Release Date: June 24th, 2008

R |1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary

After a particularly difficult job, hit men Ray (Colin Farrell) and Ken (Brendan Gleeson) head to Belgium to hide out until things cool down. Ray hates the medieval city they land in, but Ken finds its beauty and peacefulness enchanting. Their experiences become increasingly surreal and possibly life-changing as they encounter tourists, locals, an American dwarf and a potential romance for Ray.

Cast: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ciarán Hinds, Clémence Poésy, Thekla Reuten, Jordan Prentice, Anna Madeley

Director: Martin McDonagh

Genres: Action , Comedy drama

Production Co: Blueprint Pictures

Keywords: Amusing , Hotel , Love , Death , Pursuit , Survival , 2000s , Friendship , Murder , London , Love interest , Revenge , Dark

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The heroes are two hit men, and the tone is often absurdist. But the film is also very funny and surprisingly affecting. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    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. show more

  • 70
    James GreenbergThe Hollywood Reporter

    Chock full of wonderful lines delivered by a splendid cast, the film toys with the conventions and mostly transcends the limitations. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com


Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Winner Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy