The new BANSHEES OF INISHERIN movie is certified 100% fresh on Rotten tomatoes
Few films have managed to claim the much coveted 100% Rotten Tomatoes score but the new Colin Farrell film,The Banshees of Inisherin, is currently riding high on the top spot. And with overwhelmingly positive reviews online, it doesn’t look like the film’s score will be dropping anytime soon.
The Banshees of Inisherin sees Colin again paired with his In Bruges costar Brendan Gleeson and is set on the remote (and fictional) island of Inisherin, off the west coast of Ireland. Set in 1923 during the Irish Civil War, the pair play lifelong friends Padraic (Colin Farrell) and Colm (Brendan Gleeson), who find themselves in conflict when Colm unexpectedly puts an end to their friendship.
So adamant that he doesn’t want to be friends anymore, Colm even threatens to cut off one of his own fingers for each unwelcome attempt at conversation.
We’ve all had a bit of a fallout with our mates in the pub before but this seems a bit extreme!
As Padraic, with the help of his sister Siobhan, tries to get to the bottom of his friend’s change of heart, the rift between them triggers a string of consequences in their tight-knit Irish community that neither could have predicted.
The black comedy is directed by Martin McDonagh (In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and got an unbelievable 13-minute standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival.
Those that have seen In Bruges will know that Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell are just a perfect pairing so no matter what the film is, with these two as the stars, it’s going to be well worth a watch. And with the added writing and direction of Martin McDonagh, this is a trio that never misses.
Nobody writes quite like McDonagh and his darkly humorous and wonderfully twisted style makes him one of the most exciting filmmakers we’ve got.
McDonagh has assembled a team of actors at the absolute top of their game and the storytelling within this film is so masterful and effortless that you can’t help but be captivated by this offbeat, sad but funny film.
Those that have been lucky enough to see the film are now predicting that it’s going to be a big contender during next year’s awards season, describing it as “the best film of the year” and with some even saying Farrell should be nominated for Best Actor.
IGN has given it a “great” score of 8, it’s currently got 8.3/10 on IMDb and people on Twitter simply can’t stop raving about it.
Have a see for yourself:
The Banshees of Inisherin will be released in cinemas on Friday, October 21st 2022 and you can book your tickets here.
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