The Guard

R| 1 hr. 35 min.

Plot Summary
A vulgar Irish cop (Brendan Gleeson) and a straight-laced American FBI agent (Don Cheadle) uncover police corruption among the former's superiors while probing a drug-trafficking ring.

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Genres: Comedy, Thriller

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

The Guard (2011)

Release Date: July 29th, 2011|1 hr. 35 min.

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  • The dialogue is smart, screwball, sublime. show more

  • Like the recent "Perrier's Bounty," The Guard feels like it might play better at home than overseas. show more

  • If the movie's mix of nihilistic violence and snarky attitude suggests "In Bruges," it's a family resemblance. The writer-director of that film, which also starred Gleeson, is Martin McDonagh, the younger brother of this one's. Despite the similarities, the older McDonagh has a lighter touch. Where "In Bruges" ultimately became a mechanical bloodbath, The Guard scampers quickly through the action scenes, delivering commentary on genre conventions as it goes. show more

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  • March 02, 2012 eo00000000116051
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    Great movie. DRY humor. Fantastic.

  • October 26, 2011 Trtetiva
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    The west coast of Ireland is cold, damp, windy, and rural. People who live there are stuck in time. The local constabulary keep the peace. Scotland Yard they are not. The \"Garda\" (Gaelic for \"Guard\") are a proud lot. Can they run with the big dogs? Find out. Funny, sad, profane, uplifting, and tragic all at once and in large doses. Bring your Irish to English translator.

  • October 05, 2011 taalext69
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    Best movie of the summer. Best line in a movie in 5 years. Guess which one? It\'s at the end

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