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
Great movie. DRY humor. Fantastic.
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.
Best movie of the summer. Best line in a movie in 5 years. Guess which one? It\'s at the end