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The Guard (2011)

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Ronan Collins Ronan Collins
Young Man in Car
Paraic Nialand Paraic Nialand
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John Patrick Beirne John Patrick Beirne
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Liam O Liam O'Conghaile
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Christopher Kilmartin Christopher Kilmartin
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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
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Enjoyable, but an acquired taste.

11 years, 1 month ago at Dec 16 4:41
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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

11 years ago at Jan 16 8:39
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"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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10 years, 5 months ago at Aug 25 1:29
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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
Tags: Comedy (11), 2011 (8), Ireland (8), 2010s (7), Thriller (5), Irish (5), Crime (3), Police (3), Death (2), Drug (2), (2), Gore (2), 2010's (2), Blackmail (2), Murder (2), Two Word Title (1), Un Poliziotto Da Happy Hour (1), Fionnula Flanagan (1), Dry Humour (1), OIFF 11 (1)
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