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The Guard
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Ronan Collins

Ronan Collins

Young Man in Car
Paraic Nialand

Paraic Nialand

Young Man in Car
John Patrick Beirne

John Patrick Beirne

Young Man in Car
Liam O

Liam O'Conghaile

Young Man in Car
Christopher Kilmartin

Christopher Kilmartin

Young Man in Car
Brendan Gleeson

Brendan Gleeson

Gerry Boyle
Rory Keenan

Rory Keenan

Aidan McBride
Declan Mannlen

Declan Mannlen

James McCormick


Written by
John Michael McDonagh

John Michael McDonagh

(written by)


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Enjoyable, but an acquired taste.

2 years, 4 months ago at Dec 15 22:41
3 votes
I can't tell if your really fucking smart, or really fucking stupid.

First time big screen director, John Michael McDonagh debuts with a darkly funny satire, centered around an ignorant cop, Sergeant Gerry Boyle (Brendan Gleeson) and the murder investigation he insists on pursuing. Joining the party is the always talented Don Cheadle, as the quiet yet aggressive FBI Agent, who tags ... read more

Satisfyingly tongue-in-cheek dark comedy

2 years, 3 months ago at Jan 16 2:39
3 votes
"Listen, something's come up, and I'm not just talking about my cock."

The Guard can probably be described as Lethal Weapon meets Quentin Tarantino by way of In Bruges. However, it does not feel like a derivative motion picture or a slapdash mash-up. Instead, this is a hilarious, well-written and satisfyingly tongue-in-cheek dark comedy which possesses its own unique identity. Writt... read more

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1 year, 7 months ago at Aug 24 20:29
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This movie is hard to describe: it's like a good western (an ambiguous hero which reveals its virtue in an extreme situation), but with bizarre humor and a dose of surreal.
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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.
Release date: 7 July 2011
Comedy (9), 2011 (8), Ireland (7), 2010s (6), Irish (5), Thriller (5), Crime (3), Police (3), Blackmail (2), Gore (2), (2), 2010's (2), Drug (2), Death (2), Murder (2), Rural Ireland (1), Prostitution (1), Liam Cunningham (1), 10s (1), Fbi (1)
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