reviews

78
Based on 29 Critics
  • 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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