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 252 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 77 out of 83
  2. Negative: 5 out of 83
  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. WepmajoE
    Mar 24, 2009
    Perfect from start to finish. The dry sometimes extremely dark humor shoots your funny bone as the dramatic scenes shoot through your nerves. Great performances all around, beautiful locales, excellent pacing. By far the best movie of last year. Full Review »
  3. Ogest
    Jul 22, 2008
    It wasn't what I expected. And that's why I give it 9. I was freaking surprised after this movie. It was genius. Very good dialogues, beautiful scenery, dark humor, interesting plot. Definetely a must see, especially now when there are not that much good dvds to rent. Full Review »