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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: Brendan Gleeson , Don Cheadle , Liam Cunningham , David Wilmot , Rory Keenan , Mark Strong , Fionnula Flanagan , Dominique McElligott

Director: John Michael McDonagh

Genres: Comedy, Thriller

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

The Guard (2011)

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

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fan reviews ( 13 )
  • 75
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    Crisp, acid-tongued and sharply acted, it's the sort of exercise in tangy Celtic cynicism that's become one of the Emerald Isle's most reliable exports. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The dialogue is smart, screwball, sublime. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    McDonagh indulges in too many '90s affectations, from blaring chapter titles to philosophizing gangsters. But he captures his misty setting's insular atmosphere beautifully. show more

  • 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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