Perrier's BountyMarch 26, 2010
A gangster named Perrier looks to exact his revenge on a trio of fugitives responsible for the accidental death of one of his cronies.
Release Year: 2009
Rating: 6.2/10 (2,318 voted)
Critic's Score: 47/100
Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Cillian Murphy, Michael McElhatton
Michael is a perpetual waster. He owes money to Perrier, a local thug. When two enforcers demand payment by nightfall, Michael does a burglary with two others but won't be paid till morning. All he has to do is stay away from the thugs until he can get the money then give it to Perrier. But the lads catch Michael and start to deliver a beating, but Brenda, Michael's suicidal neighbor, shoots one. Now they must run for their lives, accompanied by Jim, Michael's estranged father who claims to be dying and has come to reconcile with his son. Will any of the trio see the sun rise? And can Michael become enlightened, become a better man?
Voice of The Reaper
(as Patrick McCabe)
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Blood is thicker than water. Nothing is thicker than thieves.
Release Date: 26 March 2010
Filming Locations: Ealing Studios, Ealing, London, England, UK
Opening Weekend: £107,652
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(23 May 2010)
Did You Know?
Writer Mark O'Rowe describes the film as "cartoon naturalism".
Early in the movie Michael gets into a car (possibly VW Golf mk3) which was a 1995 registration, however when we see him pull in to speak to his father the car has a 2001 reg plate. A closer shot in the same scene reveals the 95 plate again.
Has it's moments
Apart from a very strong cast, this also has some very fine moments
throughout. Like a french phrase that gets repeated. Offbeat things
like that make this movie stand out from some other movies who try hard
to be distinguishable. But in the end, there are quite a few things,
that don't quite work in it's favor.
While the story as it is, is told pretty fast (so that you can't think
too much about some logical errors/plot holes I guess), sometimes you'd
want some time for the characters to breathe. Especially the things the
female lead goes through in a short amount of time, are very
improbable, not to mention her emotional journey, which is just a bit
too rushed. Still lovable, but with an ending, that though planted,
feels a bit off in a wrong way.