In Bruges (2008)

This film set in Bruges, Belgium is one of the smarter hit men movies you'll watch and certainly the wittiest. The writing is impeccably good and even without the accompanying stellar acting and fresh directing, it would still have great legs to stand on because of it.

Two hit men are hurried to Bruges, a world heritage site featuring an intact city of the middle ages. While one eats up the history, the other tries to find excitement in the local pubs and a film being shot in town. The film quickly elevates itself with a tale of guilt and death using Hieronymus Bosch paintings to qualify the magnitude of their eternal sins.

In Bruges is not the flashy film shown in previews nor is it a gentle film, it stands on its own legs as a modern moral tale.

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