In Bruges :: Film :: McDonagh :: 2008 :: Two witty hitmen are sent to Bruges after a job goes wrong. Not the most original setup I’ve heard (Where the fuck is Bruges, anyway?), but this film has a lot of surprises in store (It’s in Belgium). As the film progresses, you hear little bits about what exactly went wrong, and how it has been affecting these two. You can tell that it was bad, but when you find out what happened, it will bring you to tears. I’ve always been a fan of Brendan Gleeson, and he sinks another one, but I was amazed at Colin Farrell’s understated performance. The two of them are perfect together—they seem like they’ve been around each other for years and know exactly which buttons to push on each other, earning their small bits of joy. The end climax was a little less compelling and more loud than the rest, but the ending was well-crafted, haunting and earned. A consistently fresh script and the stunning beauty of Bruges makes this a movie for the ages.