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The Guardian


Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action/peril, brief strong language and some sensuality.

PG-13 In Theaters 09/29/2006 , 139min.
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February 05, 2013
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USA Today
Don't be surprised if, in the middle of The Guardian, you get an overpowering sense of dj vu. Assuming you've seen "An Officer and a Gentleman," "Top Gun" or any of the myriad basic-training films Hollywood churns out, you've seen The Guardian. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
An action movie, a basic training movie, a swaggering sea adventure, a home front melodrama and an inspiring tough-love heroic teacher fable. If the aggregate of all these movies is exhausting and occasionally overwrought, some of the parts are stirring and effective, though not exactly fresh. Full Review
James Berardinelli
There's nothing in The Guardian that audiences haven't previously been exposed to ad nauseam. Full Review
James Greenberg
The Hollywood Reporter
That the film doesn't rise above the formulaic is a particular disappointment as these stunningly brave Rescue Swimmers deserve a film as daring as they are. Full Review
Joe Leydon
The overlong but involving drama has obvious cross-generational appeal. Full Review

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