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Perrier's Bounty Review

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Gangster Perrier (Gleeson) plans revenge on a trio of fugitives responsible for the accidental death of one of his friends.

★★★★★

NEXT IN RECENTLY MINTED GENRE, Irish comedy noir, this contemporary Western set on the scabby side of Dublin
features the dependable Brendan Gleeson, from In Bruges, as potty-mouthed gangster Perrier, prone to philosophising and putting one in the brain.

It’s a familiar but gutsy routine, the attempts by Cillian Murphy’s charming wastrel to pay an overdue debt leading to an After Hours-style blizzard of ever-deepening and bloody doo-doo. Jodie Whittaker’s lovelorn neighbour and Jim Broadbent, having a ball swearing his head off as Murphy’s death-obsessed pa, get caught up in scenes thickened with ultra violence and motor-mouthed Irish hoods.

There’s no doubting the energy, but without Colin Farrell’s fervour, or any novel spin, it’s no more than treading
water from this gang.

There’s no doubting the energy, but without Colin Farrell’s fervour, or any novel spin, it’s no more than treading water from this gang.