The Guard

Genre:  Comedy, Thriller
Running Time:  96 min.
Release Date: August 26, 2011 (limited)
DVD: January 3, 2012

Current rating: Rating: 4.05
based on 226 votes and 71 reviews
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Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Liam Cunningham, Rory Keenan, Mark Strong, Fionnula Flanagan

Synopsis

Sergeant Gerry Boyle (Brendan Gleeson) is a small-town Irish cop with a confrontational personality and a subversive sense of humor. He has absolutely no interest whatsoever in the international cocaine-smuggling ring that brings straight-laced FBI agent Wendell Everett (Don Cheadle) to his door.

Director: John Michael McDonagh
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Ed Guiney, Chris Clark, Flora Fernandez-Marengo, Andrew Lowe
Screenplay: John Michael McDonagh
Official Site: www.sonyclassics.com/theguard/

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  • 3 stars "i really liked this movie. it is a dark comedy so it is not for everyone, but it is worth just for brendon gleason's performance."
  • 5 stars "best movie i've seen in a long time, anyone who says otherwise is the reason modern films are so god awful,the simple minded unfortunately also happen to be the majority."
  • 5 stars "witty, entertaining, very irish. great fan of gleeson in the gurad, reminds me a little of 'the general' from 1998"