Capturing unstable humanity, along with black comedy and the brevity of life changing our decisions daily, within a motion picture isn’t easy work, but McDonagh strikes a nice balance of moods and tones.
Writer-director Martin McDonagh’s brilliantly crafted film offers a master’s class in pacing, with each successive scene building on the previous one until it has grown from a small, sweet Irish tale into a pitch-black, gut-punch of a tragicomedy.
Excellent fil making with two great actors. A slow moving but powerful story. I would watch it again.
It is not for everyday or for everyone but if you don’t mind a slow burn and a dark story this is one of the most atmospherically dense and well acted movies of all times, with some very strong themes.
I really liked the film, and the performances are great. It’s a weird film with over the top characters. This is not a negative. The characters are interesting and endearing.
A decent into madness, in a breath taking setting. First off, the cinematography is gorgeous, highlighting the beauty, loneliness, and mystery of living in a coastal Irish village. The acting is superb. Not only the two main characters, Padraic and Colm, played by Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, but the supporting cast as well. What I really appreciate about this flick, is a totally original take on a friendship taking a turn for the worst. This is not your mama’s Lifetime movie, this is a twisted and disturbing trip down the rabbit hole, which decent into madness only goes deeper and deeper.