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Colin Farrell’s Funniest Film Returns To Netflix

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Colin Farrell’s Funniest Film Returns To Netflix

The dark comedy that saw Colin Farrell bag his first Golden Globe has officially returned to Netflix.

Today (1 June), the streaming giant announced a fresh slate of content it was bringing out of retirement, including the likes of Daniel Radcliffe's 2012 horror The Woman in Black, LGBTQ+ comedy-drama Pride, and animated fave Paddington 2.

But there was one flick that stood out from the rest - and it's one of Colin Farrell's funniest movies to date.

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Check out the trailer below:

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Crime drama In Bruges follows rookie hitman Ray (Farrell) who, along with his mentor Ken (Brendan Gleeson), is sent to cool down in Bruges, Belgium following a botched killing.

Of course, things aren't quite that simple, and while Ken appreciates the peaceful feel of the medieval city, the same can't be said for Ray who, quite frankly, hates the place.

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"Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be," the flick's synopsis reads.

In Bruges has been pulled out of the Netflix archive. Credit: Universal
In Bruges has been pulled out of the Netflix archive. Credit: Universal

"Things change for Ray when he meets Chloe, part of a film crew shooting a movie starring an American dwarf named Jimmy."

Having first hit screens in 2008, In Bruges gained a pretty decent critical reception at the time and sits comfortably with a solid 84 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes' tomatometer, with many praising its witty dialogue and knack for interlacing dark comedy and thriller elements.

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"For McDonagh to fashionably incorporate the brilliantly assembled cast with the beautiful city as an unexplored yet subverted adventure, cement In Bruges' cult-like status as an underrated gem of modern cinema," wrote Kelechi Ehenulo in her review for VultureHound.

Meanwhile, Deborah Ross wrote in The Spectator that 'In Bruges has some cracking lines in it, a cracking performance from Brendan Gleeson as Ken, and some very funny, provocative jokes.'

 In Bruges gained a pretty decent critical reception at the time. Credit: Universal
In Bruges gained a pretty decent critical reception at the time. Credit: Universal

In fact, the hidden gem has even been dubbed Farrell's best movie to date by Gold Derby, with The Lobster (2016) and Widows (2018) lagging just behind in second and third place respectively.

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Fans are delighted by the movie's return to the streaming platform, with one viewer writing: "In Bruges. What a film.

'Purgatory is that in-betweeny one. Where you weren't totally shit, but you weren't all that great either. Like Tottenham.'"

"Watched it last night funnily. Tremendous movie," replied another.

In Bruges is streaming on Netflix now.

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Featured Image Credit: Universal

Topics: Film & TV, Entertainment, Netflix

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