The Guard

The Guard

DVD - 2012
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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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Oct 17, 2019

People always saying "can't " drive me crazy... enjoyed to the max.

Dec 21, 2017

The Irish penchant for political incorrectness is dark indeed in John Michael McDonagh’s comedic policier set in a small backwater on Ireland’s west coast. Shot through with trenchant wit delivered in a barely comprehensible brogue and a few uncomfortably funny scenes (no sense letting a stray hit of Ecstasy go to waste even if it just rolled out of a dead motorist's pocket), McDonagh’s humour is definitely aimed at a hometown audience: Englishmen are the butt of frequent wisecracks, “big city” Dubliners don’t fare much better, and the oddball townsfolk are clearly punchlines to jokes North Americans would never understand—even a farmer’s white mare gets in on the act. Despite all that there is still more than enough funny stuff here to keep everyone smiling and enough tension to keep you on your toes right up to that sly final twist.

Dec 12, 2016

Very entertaining movie. You have to enjoy all the characters that Brendan Gleeson plays. The movie is worth watching for his performance alone.

Sep 20, 2016

You've probably seen this type of film before where two law enforcement officers whose styles clash must work together. This one is done very well, though, and has the added benefit of being set in Ireland. By the end of the movie, I found myself cheering and shouting at the screen (I was watching it at home so it's okay); this is not a typical reaction for me to have to a film. Brendan Gleeson is wonderful, as always. The Guard is rated R for pervasive language, some violence, drug material and sexual content.

Feb 03, 2016

Well-done dramedy which has the advantage of starring Brandon Gleeson as a hardened Garda policeman who still believes in right & wrong and doesn't suffer fools lightly. The interplay between him and Don Cheadle is what makes the film memorable.

Dec 30, 2015

5 Stars!
Superb characters of Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle. The underbelly of Irish culture is exposed for all to see. Nobody is safe from the quick jabs! Enjoy!

Nov 27, 2015

Political Incorrect police drama but hilarious throughout with a great finish. Turn on the CC even when the natives were not speaking Gaelic.

Oct 18, 2015

I sought this one out after just watching McDonagh's current film with Gleeson, "Calvary", which was brilliant. As was this. Good stuff.

Oct 08, 2015

Really enjoyed this film of international // cooperation \\ between an Irish copper, Gleeson, and the American G-man, Cheadle. Excellent acting, excellent chemistry between the actors who played off each other quite nicely.

nycounsel Mar 29, 2015

An irreverent comedy that pitches an unorthodox policeman against a group of philosophical drug-smugglers. Definitely worth seeing - except, of course, if you are humorless and afraid of sharp language, in which case you should continue to hide under your bed. The folks who rated this less than 3 stars should stick to Disney flicks. The reviewer who described this as having a weak plot and "often resorts to stereotypes to get some laughs" is completely wrong.

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Nov 28, 2015

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Boyle: I thought only black lads were drug dealers.
Everett: I'm sorry, what?
Boyle: I thought only black lads were drug dealers. And Mexicans. They have a word for them.
Everett: There's a word for you too, sir, but I'm not gonna go into that now. Anyway, as I was saying, these men are highly dangerous. And if...
Boyle: Mules! Drug mules!
Boyle: I do wonder what street it is
you're buying your cocaine on, because it's not the same street as I'm buying my cocaine on.
Killer 1: Didn't think anybody interesting was Welsh.
Killer 2: Dylan Thomas.
Killer 1: Like I said.

Killer 1: Ah. "You will not get the crowd to cry hosanna
Killer 2: "until you ride into town on an ass." Nietzsche. Yeah, that's a good one.
Killer 1: Good quote. Nice one.

Nov 28, 2015

Warning - spoiler ... Warning - spoiler ... Warning - spoiler:

Everett: Lost a good man.
Boy: They never recovered a body, did they? It's a big sea out there.
Everett: He's dead. Either burned up or drowned.
Boy: But he was a really good swimmer.
Everett: I'm sorry, son, that was just bullshit. He was never in the Olympics.
Boy: Well, maybe so. Sure, it's easy enough to look up, anyways.
Killer 1: Why's it always me, though?
Killer 2: Cos you're a psychopath.
Killer 1: I'm a sociopath, not a psychopath. They explained that to me in Mountjoy.

Nov 27, 2015

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Boyle: Now I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, these men are armed and dangerous, and you being an FBI agent you're more used to shooting at unarmed women and children...

Boyle: I'm Irish. Racism is part of my culture.

Boyle: I don't want to see it. Babies all look the same. The only time a baby doesn't look like every other baby is when it's a really ugly baby. So unless you're about to show me a photo of a really ugly baby then I don't want to see it.

Boyle: This is a Gaelic speaking region. Did they not teach you that at Langley?
Everett: No, they did not teach us that at Langley. For the simple fact that Langley is the CIA, you idiot, not the FBI!


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