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The Banshees of Inisherin (2022)The Banshees of Inisherin (2022)

The Banshees of Inisherin (2022)

A chilling Irish tragicomedy from the director of In Bruges

Comedy, Drama

7.7

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Ireland, United Kingdom
English, German, Irish
A-list actors, Challenging, Character-driven
2022
Martin McDonagh
Aaron Monaghan, Barry Keoghan, Brendan Gleeson
114 min

Synopsis

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Two lifelong friends find themselves at an impasse when one abruptly ends their relationship, with alarming consequences for both of them.

Our Take

7.7
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The Banshees of Inisherin is an Irish dark comedy film that begins with the breakup of longtime friends Pádraic (Colin Farrell) and Colm (Brendan Gleeson). Averse to the sudden split, Pádraic tries to repair their relationship, but instead of achieving goodwill, he inadvertently sets off even more unrest in their little town of Inisherin. Set in 1923 against the backdrop of the Irish Civil War, the film doubles as a fable about the consequences of war. 

The last time Farrell and Gleeson were together was in the expert thriller In Bruges, and their reunion in The Banshees of Inisherin shows how powerful and chemistry-filled their pairing is. Theirs is a knockout turn, but it’s also far from the only good thing in the movie. Packed with gorgeously lush images of rural Ireland, strong performances from an all-Irish cast, and a whipsmart script from writer-director Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin is an impactful watch that will give you lots to unpack long after the credits roll. 

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