The Banshees of Inisherin perfectly delivers dark comedy with charming cast

Mimi Calzada, Senior Life & Arts Reporter

Martin McDonagh’s “The Banshees of Inisherin” follows lifelong friends Pádraic (Colin Farrell) and Colm (Brendan Gleeson) after Colm suddenly decides he no longer wishes to associate with Pádraic. The film adopts an unflashy tone, which the script juxtaposes when Colm decides he will cut off one of his fingers any time Pádraic tries to speak to him.

The dark comedy hinges on Pádraic and Colm’s complex relationship, which Farrell and Gleeson portray beautifully. Their well-timed comedic beats and electric chemistry remain strong in “Banshees.” The film also benefits from a strong supporting cast including Barry Keoghan, who steals every scene he appears in with his punchy wit and dry delivery. 

A tale of friendships, grudges and keeping one’s word, “The Banshees of Inisherin” will delight audiences with its charming cast and persistent sense of humor.


4 severed fingers out of 5