Perrier's Bounty

  • 15
  • Ian FitzGibbon (2009)
  • Ire / UK
  • 84 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Cillian Murphy takes on a lighter than usual role in this madcap thriller, playing Michael, a chancer on the run from Dublin gangsters. Brendan Gleeson hams it up as the titular kingpin who puts a price on Michael's head after he fails to pay his debts and is implicated in the murder of a henchman. In fact it's Michael's neurotic neighbour (a well-measured performance by Jodie Whittaker) who did the deed and she keeps him company on the getaway, along with Michael's errant father (a batty Jim Broadbent). Their dysfunctional relationships provide the most intrigue here, though director Ian FitzGibbon knows how to up the stakes with plenty of action. Ultimately, this doesn't have the emotional resonance of the similarly-themed caper In Bruges, but it does keep you smiling.

Plot Summary

Crime caper starring Cillian Murphy, Jim Broadbent and Brendan Gleeson. Hapless Dubliner Michael is pursued by local mobsters after failing to pay a debt and being implicated in a gangland murder. He goes on the run with his pretty neighbour and his dad, but things quickly become even more complicated.

Cast and crew

Cast

Michael McCrea
Cillian Murphy
Jim McCrea
Jim Broadbent
Darren Perrier
Brendan Gleeson
Brenda
Jodie Whittaker
Shamie
Padraic Delaney
Clifford
Domhnall Gleeson
Catherine
Natalie Britton
Jerome
Brendan Coyle
Russ
Conleth Hill
Ivan
Michael McElhatton
Orlando
Don Wycherley
The mutt
Liam Cunningham
Mulligan
Patrick McCabe
Hank
Francis Magee
Dinny
Breffni McKenna
Blaise
Wuzza Conlon
Victor
Brendan Dempsey
Kenny
Brian Doherty

Crew

Director
Ian FitzGibbon

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Optimum Releasing
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing, sexual references, drug abuse.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 26 Mar 2010
Certificate 15
Categories
Comedy
Drama

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