Perrier's Bounty

May 21st 2010
  • Comedy/Thriller,
  • Unrated,
  • 88 min,
  • IFC Releasing
  • Cast: Cillian Murphy, Jim Broadbent, Brendan Gleeson, Jodie Whittaker, Domhnall Gleeson, Padraic Delaney, Andrew Simpson, Natalie Britton, Conleth Hill, Michael FitzGerald, Chris Newman, Daniel Parker, Rick Crawford, Brendan Dempsey, Wuzza Conlon, Glenn Speers, John Banks, Tony Jeeves, Chantal Dias, Shane Flanagan, Roarke Alexander, Marco Amaral
  • Director: Ian Fitzgibbon
  • Writer: Mark O'Rowe
  • Producers: Elizabeth Karlsen, Alan Moloney, Stephen Woolley
  • Executive Producers: Adam Betteridge, Tim Haslam, Eamon Maloney, David Rogers, Gary Smith, Paul White
  • Art Direction: Gerard Bryan
  • Castings: Nina Gold, Christine King
  • Costume Design: Keith Madden
  • D.O.P.: Seamus Deasy
  • Editor: Tony Cranstoun
  • Makeup: Frances Hannon
  • Music: David Holmes
  • Production Design: Amanda McArthur


When Michael's (Cillian Murphy) debt to Dublin kingpin Darren Perrier (Brendan Gleeson) is called in and one of Perrier's goons accidentally ends up dead, Michael escapes to the mountains with his father Jim (Jim Broadbent) and best friend, Brenda. Flat broke, on the run and with only 24 hours to pay up, Michael is forced to confront his true feelings for Brenda and make amends with his father. However, with Perrier and his gang in hot pursuit, time is running out for Michael and only fate, a bit of luck and possibly a gang of savage dogs will save him, in this cracking gangster comedy.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: Ireland
  • Production Companies: Parallel Film Productions, Number 9 Films, Premiere Picture
  • Production Schedule: November 2008 - January 2009

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2010 Guide Analysis: "Despite a title that sounds more like a designer brand of mineral water than a film, 'Bounty' is essentially a fun Irish Guy Ritchie-style gangster caper with three strong British talents acting out a rather contrived sounding story. Reviews out of its Toronto Film Festival premiere were mixed to mildly positive, but all following the same complaint of predictable and tired material that lacks the smarts and humor it desperately struggles to achieve.

Audiences however seem to be more enthusiastic judging by audience feedback reports from festivals and its general release in Ireland. Certainly the actors and the 'popcorn entertainment value' were praised while even some naysaying critics admit in their reviews they'd definitely like to see it again. Of course due to timing it unfortunately finds itself living in the shadow of 2008's superb black comedy "In Bruges" and the director's previous film "Boy A", comparisons to which it will sadly only come out the poorer."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 28 March 2010: UK