Words really fail me in expressing how I feel after having seen this film. And it happens at Christmas-time. I definitely recommend it, and I'll be seeing this one again.
DVD Talk concludes,
In Bruges gets better with repeated viewings. This character-driven gangster flick wrings humor and pathos from situations that would have been formulaic in less-competent hands. As it is, writer-director Martin McDonaugh -with the help of some exceptional actors- has fashioned a knockout of a movie.
Roger Ebert gives it 4 out of 4 stars and says,
... it is not only ingenious but almost inevitable the way the screenplay brings all of these destinies together at one place and time. Along the way, there are times of great sadness and poignancy, times of abandon, times of goofiness, and that kind of humor that is really funny because it grows out of character and close observation.Rolling Stone calls it "literate, lively cinema". Rotten Tomatoes has a critics rating of 84%.