This film is both funny and deep, a rare occurrence in today's cinematic climate. Martin Mcdonagh on his debut makes a great case for more playwrights stepping into film. He and the cast handle the dark themes of guilt and atonement with as much ease as the films many comedic moments. There are a few belly laughs to be had from Colin Farrell's dialogue alone. In Bruges is guaranteed to offend some people, you may be one of those people but the film doesn't care. It just keeps on entertaining until the credits roll. Probably my favourite of this year so far.