Perrier's Bounty

March 26th, 2010


Perrier's Bounty

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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

Director: Ian Fitzgibbon

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?

Gabriel Byrne - Voice of The Reaper (voice)
Cillian Murphy - Michael McCrea
Michael McElhatton - Ivan
Don Wycherley - Orlando
Jodie Whittaker - Brenda
Brendan Coyle - Jerome
Conleth Hill - Russ
Domhnall Gleeson - Clifford
Pat McCabe - Mulligan (as Patrick McCabe)
Ned Dennehy - Clamper
Glenn Speers - Lar - clamper 2
Jim Broadbent - Jim McCrea
Padraic Delaney - Shamie
Natalie Britton - Catherine
Liam Cunningham - The Mull

Taglines: 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 (UK) (28 March 2010) (90 Screens)

Gross: $828 (USA) (23 May 2010)

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Did You Know?

Writer Mark O'Rowe describes the film as "cartoon naturalism".

Continuity: 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.

User Review

Has it's moments

Rating: 6/10

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.


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