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In Bruges | 2008 | R | - 5.7.10

Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson star as two British assassins for hire, sent to Bruges, Belgium, to hide until things cool down in London. What they don't realize is that they may be there for another assignment. Also with Ralph Fiennes, Eric Godon, Clemence Poesy, Jeremie Renier, Jordan Prentice, Thekla Reuten and Mark Donovan. Directed by Martin McDonagh. [1:47]

SEX/NUDITY 5 - A man and a woman kiss while on a bed (she is wearing a lace trimmed slip that reveals cleavage and bare thighs, and his shirt is unbuttoned); they then roll around kissing until they are interrupted by her boyfriend (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details).
 A woman wearing stockings and a low-cut robe that reveal bare hip, thigh, cleavage, bra and abdomen sits on a man's lap and they kiss. A man and a woman kiss in a few scenes. A woman kisses a man on the cheek.
 A man wearing a robe that hangs open answers his front door (his bare chest is visible).
 A man describes a sexual position (including crude references) he and a woman were in until they were interrupted by her boyfriend. A woman tells a man that she gets a better price for sex in Belgium than Holland. A man talks about the woman he is with being a prostitute and that he found her at a brothel.
 A man flirts with a woman and asks her on a date. A man admires a woman from a distance.

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VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - A man jumps from a tower and splatters onto the ground below (we see blood spray, hear the crowd scream and see the man lying twisted in a pool of blood as he dies).
 A young boy is shot in the head (we see a large bloody hole in his forehead and he falls over onto the floor dead). A man shoots a man repeatedly (bloody holes open in his clothes and blood spurts) and the man lies in a pool of blood. A man shoots a man in the back three times (we see bloody holes open in his coat and he falls to his knees) and another man is shot and lies in a pool of blood.
 Two men wrestle over a gun, and one man is shot in the neck (blood spurts and soaks his neck, chest and shirt). A man jumps onto a moving boat and sails away and a man on the shore shoots him through the chest (we see blood spurt and hear a thud when the bullet strikes him).
 A man shoots a man in the leg (the man yells in pain and we see blood on the wound and his hand). A wounded man drags himself upstairs and across a floor and we see thick smears of blood on the floor.
 A man shoots himself by putting the gun in his mouth (we see a quick glimpse of blood splatter and he collapses off screen).
 A man holds a gun to the back of a man's head, the man stands up and head-butts the first man (giving him a bloody nose and a gash), and then fires a gun with blanks in his face, rendering him blind (the man screams).
 A man with a gun walks toward another man who's seated on a bench, the man on the bench then lifts a gun to his head, the man approaching him calls out for him to stop and neither man shoots.
 A man beats a man up (we see the man lying on the ground and the other man punching him repeatedly). A man punches a man in the face, a woman comes toward the man with a bottle in her hand, and the man punches the woman in the face and she falls to the floor.
 A man shoots at a man as he runs away, and then chases him continuing to shoot. A man holds a gun to a man's head. A man with a gun threatens a pregnant woman.
 We see paintings of people being skinned alive (bloody tissue is visible) and beheaded (one body is missing its head) and a person being eaten, dangling from a demonic creature's mouth.
 A man strikes another man in the collarbone and he falls to the floor moaning.
 A man talks about killing a man and throwing the gun he used in a river. A man talks about murdering people for money. A man talks about his wife having been murdered. A man tells a woman that he murders people for money. A man predicts that there will be a war between blacks and whites. Two people talk about child abuse and murder. A man talks about being within his rights to kill a man who came at him with a bottle in his hand. A man tells another man to kill another man and to call when the man is dead. A woman tells a man that she and her boyfriend rob tourists. A man calls an overweight family "a lot of elephants" and warns them not to go up and into a tower. A man makes an insulting remark about a mentally challenged African girl. A man talks about a vial being said to contain the blood of Jesus. We hear that a man had a heart attack while climbing up a tower. A man asks if a man is urinating or defecating in the bathroom while they speak on the phone.
 A man chases another man, trying to beat him up. A man yells at a man whose companion is smoking in a restaurant.
 A man cries uncontrollably. Two men argue. A man buys guns in a couple of scenes.

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LANGUAGE 10 - 126 F-words and its derivatives, 8 sexual references, 1 obscene hand gesture, 22 scatological terms, 17 anatomical terms, 6 mild obscenities, name-calling (retarded, gay, puff, fatty, crazy, elephants, stupid, Yankee, midget, cow), 6 religious exclamations.

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SUBSTANCE USE - A man cuts lines of cocaine on a mirror and then two men are shown snorting it through paper tubes, a man steals illegal drugs from a woman's apartment, a man talks about having cocaine, acid and ecstasy, and a woman says that she sells heroin and cocaine to the members of a movie cast and that one cast member bought a horse tranquilizer. Two men drink beer in a pub, a man drinks a beer from a bottle, a man talks about how much beer he has had and that he isn't even drunk, a man drinks a beer and a woman drinks a glass of wine in a dinner scene, and several people at a restaurant have wine glasses on their tables. A woman smokes a cigarette. A man smokes a cigar.

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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Murder for hire, killing children, dwarves, death of a spouse, revenge, heaven, honor, racism, purgatory, suicide, prostitution, last judgment, sins, guilt, life choices, grief.
MESSAGE - Our deeds stay with us for our lifetimes.
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We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

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