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  • Summary: Michael owes money to Dublin’s meanest gangster, Darren Perrier. When the debt is called in Brenda, Michael’s recently “dumped” and suicidal best friend, accidentally shoots dead one of his goons. To make matters worse Michael’s estranged father, Jim, arrives just in time to witness the scene. With a bounty on their heads Michael, Jim and Brenda flee to the mountains. On the run with his eccentric father, who’s convinced he’ll die the next time he sleeps, and an increasingly morose Brenda, Michael is about to lose his mind. But as the net tightens and the helter-skelter chase reaches its climax he is forced to forgive his father and confront his true feelings for Brenda. With every hard man in Dublin on their trail it looks like Michael won’t make it through the next 24 hours; however, The Grim Reaper and a gang of savage dogs have a funny way of intervening. (IFC Films) Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Mark Jenkins
    75
    A splendidly plotted if thematically unsurprising comedy. The pleasure comes not from fresh insights, but from a droll script and expertly timed performances.
  2. Proves a fast-paced and enjoyable if violent diversion that revels in its quirky characters, committed performances and involving twists.
  3. 70
    Loose, flinty, and a little in love with itself, Perrier’s Bounty struts the fine line of self-consciousness drawn by neo-gangster capers like "The Usual Suspects," "In Bruges" and "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels."
  4. A poor man’s “In Bruges” that frantically chases itself in circles.
  5. 50
    Perrier’s Bounty is all stock material, full of characters that deserve more than the cliched shootouts and showdowns that befall them. Even the movie’s most natural impulses seem to come from a can.
  6. There's no one to root for but the loan shark, who makes an excellent point: It's no fun when somebody takes your cash and gives you nothing in return.
  7. Reviewed by: Eric Hynes
    30
    Ivan Fitzgibbon’s film is so steadfastly blithe that one yearns for a flicker of pretension, some small sign that there’s a guiding principle or purpose.

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  1. Oct 19, 2011
    4
    The catchy story and the ensemble of first class actors are not enough to even classify this as an interesting film. It felt as if there was no pulse and I am a bit sorry I got someone else to watch it with me. Expand