The Guard Poster

The Guard

Release Date: July 29th, 2011

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.

Cast: , , , , , , ,

Director:

Genres: Comedy, Thriller

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

watch online

ratings & reviews

view all
  • 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

How do you watch stuff?

loading

How else do you watch?

Select your online providers
  • Netflix
  • Itunes Store
  • Amazon Com
  • Hulu
  • Youtube
  • Redbox
  • Vudu
  • Cinemanow
  • Hbo
  • Showtime