Barber Review | A Thriller with Compelling Characters but Little Mystery

Ireland has been knocking it out of the park with original films the past couple of decades, from Martin McDonagh’s films like In Bruges and The Banshees of Irisherin to last year’s The Quiet Girl. 2023 seems to be keeping up Ireland’s fantastic repertoire, what with The Black Guelph being one of the most underrated movies of the year, and one of the best films the year has to offer. Now comes Barber, a new mystery thriller led by Game of Thrones and Peaky Blinders star Aidan Gillen, which promises a compelling mystery in the midst of some intriguing and captivating character drama. However, Barber sadly falls flat in that regard.

​ Barber is an Irish thriller that sports a lackluster mystery, but offers an intriguing character drama with a fantastic performance from Aidan Gillen