DVD Review: Perrier's Bounty


What better word to start off my review than the one they say about 200 times in this movie. Seriously, I almost wish I would've kept note. It's got to be 200 at least.

Michael (Cillian Murphy) owes local thug Perrier (Brenden Gleeson) a bit of money. Perrier sends out two croonies to kill Michael by nightfall if he doesn't pay. While trying to dodge these men his neighbor, Brenda (Jodi Whittaker) shoots one. Making all of this worse is Michael's father, Jim (Jim Broadbant) who is pretending to be terminally ill to reconcile with his son.

I've been on a Gleeson kick lately and this movie seemed a bit like In Bruges. It's nothing like it, by the way. Which isn't a bad thing. It's hard to compare to a film as brilliant as In Bruges. Perrier's Bounty was still enjoyable. It's very dark but has some really funny moments. Gleeson isn't in it as much as I thought he would be, but Cillian Murphy is so great that it's worth seeing it for him.

Recommended: Yes

Grade: B-

Memorable Quote: "I happen to know some shit you don't." - The Reaper (voiced by Gabriel Byrne


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