In Bruges - 10/10
Wow, holy crap is like the only way to describe just how great this movie actually is. I guess the best place to start off with is that, if is wasn't for The Dark Knight coming out in 2008, this would by far be my absolute favorite of 2008. This easily tops Gran Torino and Wall-E, which were my other two favorites from 2008, hell this even comes very close to beating out TDK for me, which also reminds me that it's time for another rewatch of TDK. I actually wasn't very sure if I'd like it that much, because first of all it's just a very weird movie to me, the movie really doesn't take long to get to the point though.
I guess 2008 was just the year for Cloin Ferrell, I mean IMO, his two best performances, this and Pride And Glory both came out in the same year. I really can't decide which was better though, because his roles in both were very different. Pride And Glory was more of a serious of a movie with a very serious performance from Ferrell, this was more of a dark action comedy but he was still very great in both. Jordan Prentice was my favorite character in this though, I don't know what it was about his character, but he was just super likeable. Anyways, Clémence Poésy was very hot, I want to see her in some movies because it was good seeing her on screen with the time she got. I felt Ralph Fiennes should've had some more screen time though, other than his voice, he wasn't even in the movie until the last 30 minutes of it.
This for me was the biggest surprise of 2008 by far, I mean the trailer just looked plain weird so I really wasn't sure what to expect. Actually I really had no interest in seeing this from the trailer, and the only reason I even saw this was because of great I kept hearing it was. I'm really, and I really mean really, glad that I decided to go out and buy this tonight. I'm a little sad that it didn't get nominated for 'Best Picture', but then again none of my 4 favorites of 2008 made it in there either. I have no doubt that it'll take home 'Best Original Screenplay' though, it's very easily better than anything else it's running against. If you're skeptical about seeing this, like I was, do yourself a favor and actually see it. Especially is you like dark comedies, because I'm sure that you won't be disappointed a bit.