Watch: Six Shooter 2004 123movies, Full Movie Online – At the hospital, a doctor gives Donnelly the bad news: his wife of many years has died. He visits her body, placing a photograph of their pet rabbit on her hands. Then, in the early morning light, he leaves and catches a train back home toward Dublin. He sits across from a young talkative man who seems to have a loose screw, making coarse observations, starting an argument with a couple in the next seats who are clearly tense with each other. Over the next few miles, Donnelly learns that all four have lost someone that night, and, in a strange turn of events, the kid bequeaths to Donnelly a gift that may ease his pain. There’s a strange bond in grief..
Plot: A black and bloody Irish comedy about a sad train journey where an older man, whose wife has died that morning, encounters a strange and possibly psychotic young oddball…
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An Engrossing but Macabre Portrait of Lots of Death in the Pretty Irish Countryside
“Six Shooter” is the debut written/directed film by playwright Martin McDonagh and now I want to see more of his work.
This film is suffused with death, human and animal; we see or hear about intentional deaths – murder and suicide–, natural deaths –by illness or mysterious causes, accidental deaths, and maybe a few I missed in passing.
Each character deals with death in a different way, from the psychotic to tearful grief to quiet suffering to violent reactions, and the actors portray each fully.
While Brendan Gleeson is the central widower trying to make sense of all these observations of death for his own coping mechanisms, the film is stolen by a motormouth Rúaidhrí Conroy as the most annoying guy to ever be on public transport. He non-stop goes from cheerful to entertaining to manipulative to scary and beyond.
While it does go a bit over the top, the cinematography and settings always ground it in grim reality, with a brief excursion into magic realism.
The Irish scenery outside the railway car windows does look very pretty, in contrast to what’s going on inside.
I viewed this film as part of a commercial screening of Oscar nominated shorts.
A truly startling and wickedly funny black comedy treat
Morose middle-aged Donnelly (a typically terrific performance by the always great Brendan Gleeson) takes a long and grueling train ride home following the tragic sudden death of his wife. Donnelly encounters both a young couple whose baby has just passed away and a brash, rowdy, irrepressibly snotty punk kid (splendidly played with deliciously malicious glee and gusto by Ruaidhri Conroy) who antagonizes his fellow hapless passengers with his incessant coarse language and blithely rude, callous and offensive behavior. Writer/director Martin McDonagh, an acclaimed Irish playwright, deftly mines a fresh, startling and often uproariously twisted line in black-as-coal gallows humor in this offbeat and inspired meditation on death, grief and loss. This is hardcore merrily macabre black humor that’s as dark as the best chocolate and every bit as tasty (the exploding cow gag is especially gut-busting!). Moreover, the performances are across-the-board fantastic (Conroy in particular is simply amazing), the photography of the lush Irish countryside is breathtakingly beautiful, and the story offers a wondrous wealth of delightfully warped and shocking surprises. Overall, this stupendous Oscar-winning short film qualifies as 30 sublimely nasty and frequently flat-out sidesplitting minutes worth of pure black comedy gold.
Original Language en
Runtime 27 min
Rated Not Rated
Genre Short, Comedy, Drama
Director Martin McDonagh
Writer Martin McDonagh
Actors Brendan Gleeson, Rúaidhrí Conroy, David Wilmot
Country United Kingdom, Ireland
Awards Won 1 Oscar. 6 wins & 2 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Soho Images, London, UK
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A