Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. 100
    An endlessly surprising, very dark, human comedy, with a plot that cannot be foreseen but only relished.
  2. 100
    The movie gradually deepens from odd-couple comedy into Catholic-themed drama, but it remains marvelously funny throughout. Instead of hitting the easy notes of black humor, McDonagh skillfully modulates between broad character laughs and the men's piercing anguish as the story nears its bloody conclusion.
  3. 91
    When it's funny, it's hilarious; when it's serious, it's powerful; and either way, it's an endless pleasant surprise.
  4. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Sharply written, superbly acted, funny and even occasionally touching.
  5. Tightly scripted and intricately plotted, the buddy film manages the neat two-step of being simultaneously profane and engaging.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 236 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 71 out of 77
  2. Negative: 5 out of 77
  1. Oct 15, 2011
    Colin Farrell throws in a unforgettably arrogant but funny performance with great support from Brendan Gleeson in the sly but direct black-comedy "In Bruges". Its a must watch for those who ponder about the meaning of life. Full Review »
  2. Feb 15, 2014
    Fantastic film, Basically a British Dark Comedy that feels like a deeper more complected version of Pulp Fiction that focus more on the mental state of the characters instead of being a series of events that the characters participate in.

    In Bruges is a fantastic film the cons over way the negatives, only negative being the fact that sometimes the dialog can be cringe worth, yet still believable

    9/10, more like 9.5 out of ten i really enjoyed the film, pasting can be slow but the great characters seemed to always keep me entertained
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  3. Feb 6, 2014
    A great set of actors doing some very ... interesting things. It's not exactly a "sit down with your parents and bond" thing so much as it's just very funny. It's a very dark humor, and honestly a little predictable, but it doesn't try to be anything more than it is. Full Review »