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The Guard

(DVD - 2012)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality is teamed up with an uptight FBI agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring.
Publisher: [United States] : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2012]
Branch Call Number: DVD F GUA

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An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality is teamed up with an uptight FBI agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring.


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Nov 27, 2014
  • Ron@Ottawa rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An interesting, small film from Ireland. It is a crime drama with a comical twist. Brendan Gleeson was exceptional is his role as a small-town cop.

Jul 06, 2014
  • Vrouk rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It's an interesting little movie with a peculiar sense of humour. You either get it or you don't. Gleeson and Cheadle have amazing chemistry and a funny little gem worth watching (if you keep an open mind).

May 29, 2014
  • DavidAstwell rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Small town british cop film. Might be a good movie but I couldn't watch more than 5 minutes. Looks to be filmed as if in 1992 (or there abouts).

May 07, 2014
  • 0cho rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A great movie. Wasn’t expecting too much from it and was pleasantly surprised. Lots of dark humour in this one.

Nov 03, 2013
  • empbee rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Good acting.

Oct 15, 2013
  • bijum rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great movie, recommended if you enjoy dark stuff like Coen Bros!

Jun 26, 2013
  • SEBoiko rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Dark Comedy.

May 06, 2013
  • Quimeras rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

“The guard” has a weak plot and often resorts to stereotypes in order to get some laughs. It is unclear whether it was meant to be a comedy or a police drama/action film. The one thing that is quite evident to me is the wasted talent in this movie.

If you can stomach listening to the "F" word every 5 seconds, then this movie is for you. I wonder if the writers of the script were challenged by the "English" vocabulary. I couldn't get past the expletives, which I know is like background noise & so very common place today but like I said, if you can stomach it & it doesn't grate your nerves like it did mine...then knock yourself out. Don Cheadle has done way better movies than this. I won't even give it 1 star.

Gleeson's character is delightful. Unpredictable and intellectual, hidden in a rough red neck country bumpkin cop melange. He knows how to pick his roles. Keeps you wondering what he;s gonna say next. I really loved this movie.

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Jun 02, 2012
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May 25, 2012
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