The Banshees of Inisherin

The Banshees of Inisherin

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

  • Released:
  • Runtime: 114 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon, Barry Keoghan, Pat Shortt, Gary Lydon, Sheila Flitton, Jon Kenny, David Pearse, Bríd Ní Neachtain
  • Director: Martin McDonagh
  • nicksmoviereviews - 13 January 2023
    One of the best feel-bad movies.
    Banshees of Inisherin features moments of sadness, humor, and melancholy. Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson re-team with director Martin McDonagh since In Bruges. From the painterly landscapes of the island to the intimate character interactions, Inisherin makes the viewer part of its story. Some viewers might be looking for a more complex plot. Inisherin doesn't do this, instead it focuses on the failing friendship between two men, and they lengths they go to understand one another. If you are a fan of In Bruges' humor, then you'll be happy with Inisherin, some of the scenes had me dying of laughter due to how they're filmed. Overall, if you are looking for a slow - often humorous - look at fragile friendship, then Inisherin should suffice.
  • purvamandke - 12 January 2023
    Poignant, profound, brilliant
    A person suddenly asks his friend to stop talking to him and gives him a dire ultimatum if he ever tries to do so!! A plot that intrigued me so much so that I decided to watch the movie.

    I somehow liked the name too! Maybe it's just the multiple "sh"'s which make it sound nice, like Colm would say!

    It wasn't a comedy all the way, the genre you think it is when you start watching the movie.

    Set at the time of the Irish Civil war, this movie offers a perspective on the repercussions of the war on the people living on the island of Isherin. It's an irony as the island's far off from the actual war grounds, yet the war acts like a Banshee of Isherin, heralding death. Listening to the war shots while leading their daily life, causes distress and paranoia amongst the people of Isherin, which eventually takes it's toll!

    "With the fear of unknown, the paranoia of time running out, what would you do?" A question that is handled by the 4 main characters in their own unique way!

    Like the ocean in the backdrop, the movie runs wide and deep. It takes you places! For me, it probably took me to the ocean, somewhere deep underwater where it was really dark, at times I was on the surface with the shining waters, at times the water stung my eyes, then I saw the sun, sometimes I was washed over by the waves, at times I felt calm when the water was still.

    To leave a viewer with such magnitude of emotions is a definite sign of a great film and a brilliant filmmaker! The actors were excellent, the screenplay was brilliant, backed up by some great music and stunning cinematography! Colin Farrell was absolutely top notch, so was all the supporting cast!

    A beautiful film, one that I will probably never forget!