Sunday, December 07, 2008
If you've read this blog for more than a year, and generally don't hate it, and are over 16 years of age, then you owe yourself to watch this film. It is the best film I have watched all year.
A review can't do it justice. You really do have to watch it.
Colin 'Eyebrows' Farrell is as good as he has ever been since Phone Booth... (I can't help but wonder whether he intentionally imitates Matt Leblanc's 'Joey' character).
Brendan Gleeson is simply awesome as the world-weary hit-man.
Clémence Poésy is a marvellously sexy, gullible, ingenué, and Ralph Fiennes is superb as the nasty but honourable gangster.
Throw in (sorry) a cocaine addict dwarf (no, not Peter Dinklage like I thought he was, but another perpendicularly challenged actor called Jordan Prentice... yep, start the 'they all look alike' politically-correct discussions here...) and you have a film that will have you laughing, gasping, crying, gasping, sobbing...
Buy it, rent it, borrow it... you'll end up buying it.