(thriller/dark comedy – 2008) (9/10)
Netflix provides recommendations based on your previous viewings and ratings. We try to watch videos that have ratings greater than 3 out of 5 stars and we’re noticing our selection is becoming limited for certain genres, such as science fiction, action, and thrillers.
In Bruges has a 3.5/5 rating on Netflix and Roger Ebert gave it his highest rating, so we decided to watch it; we’re glad we did – it’s a great movie.
In Bruges is about (click link there for wiki entry) a couple criminals in hiding (in Bruges, Belgium), waiting for their boss to call with further instructions after their last job didn’t go well. It’s violent, interesting, emotional, and laugh-out-loud funny. Highly recommended.
Netflix Complaint: During the last 20 minutes of the movie the video paused a lot – every few minutes. I had to rewind it 30 seconds or just wait a minute or so before the video started again. It was very annoying – all during the climax too. I suspect the Netflix servers were being overloaded since it was around 10:30pm Atlantic, which is probably prime viewing time on a Saturday night; but still, it was distracting and frustrating.