Review: Colin Farrell And Brendan Gleeson The Banshees of Inisherin

By Gary

Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson reunite for this heartbreaking film about friendship.

The synopsis describes the film as “Two lifelong (Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson) friends find themselves at an impasse when one abruptly ends their relationship, with alarming consequences for both of them.”

The Banshees of Inisherin is available to stream now on Disney+ and was shown in cinemas earlier in the year.

The Banshees of Inisherin is terrific, exploring the sudden and unexpected fallout of a friendship with painfully funny black comedy, unbearably tense standoffs, and often heart-breakingdrama.

Reuniting the acting and directing team behind In Bruges to deliver some of their finest work.

Colin Farrell delivers one of, if not the best performance of his career, with his endearing naivety slowly transforming into a burning rage.

Brendan Gleeson is incredible with his consistently calm nature and ability to always humanise his character despite his seemingly harsh decision.

Barry Keoghan portrays his character’s innocence with so much honesty and care it really hurts to see him suffer and Kerry Condon rounds out the cast with another incredible performance full of warmth and an extremely believable sibling dynamic with Farrell.

It also has some of his strongest writing with the funniest jokes and most twisted set up and pay off.

The music by Carter Burwell is excellent, really adding to the overall sense of unease with a beauty to match the striking vistas.

5 years after his brilliant dark comedy Three Billboards, Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin Mcdonagh directs another brilliant tale about friendship, ambition and loneliness.

Martin McDonagh’s direction is superb balancing tight framing and beautifully grand shots of the natural scenery.

The Banshees of Inisherin is the best a Mcdonagh movie has ever looked; every scene has a visual landscape setting and colourtone is completely balanced.

My Rating: 8/10