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.
Reviewed by Ian Nathan
The reviewer was really kind, it was a pile of derivative crap be it Irish, English, American or wahever. Waste of a fine fine cast. ... More
Posted by briandamage99 at 01:19, 27 August 2010 | Report This Post
Considering the talent involved , I expected more than this half -arsed gangster cliche ridden flick. it's only 88mins , and it runs out of ideas before the fiirst 60
Posted by moviemaniac2 at 20:50, 29 March 2010 | Report This Post
re: Misternudge - Fair enough if the reveiwer wanted to bring attention of the reader as to what else Brendan Gleeson has been in, but this movie is nothing like "In Bruges" and he could have just as easliy stated a harry potter movie for reference. I have no problem with the empire rating (and I am really dont think just because it is not a british movie it got a lower rating, unlike some) but my rating is based on seeing it (preview screenings in Ireland over the weekend) and I enjoy... More
Posted by ash77 at 12:56, 23 March 2010 | Report This Post
1. The reason In Bruges was mentioned is probably because this film is very similar - a dark crime comedy.
2. I doubt Empire would have given it more stars for being English. See reviews for Guy Ritchies films.
3. This film hasn't been released yet, so your ratings seem a bit pre-emptive. ... More
Posted by misternuge at 01:05, 23 March 2010 | Report This Post
Is there really a need for the reviewer to point out that Brendan Gleeson was in "in bruges" - Why not point out Cillian Murphy was in "sunshine, or that Jim Broadbent was in "only fools and horses". I think Gleeson is a more recognisable actor than the reviewer lets on. ... More
Posted by ash77 at 13:51, 22 March 2010 | Report This Post
I bet if it was an english gangster movie you would of given it 4 or 5 stars. this is typical of empire!! ... More
Posted by epdug at 04:03, 22 March 2010 | Report This Post