The Guard (Blu-ray) (2011)

The Guard (Blu-ray)
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Strong coarse language and violence

Director: John Michael Mcdonagh
Actors: Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Mark Strong, Liam Cunningham, Fionnula Flanagan, Dominique Mcelligott, David Wilmot

A hard-living Galway Guard with a subversive sense of humour and a fondness for prostitutes (Brendan Gleeson) is forced to team up with a straight-laced FBI agent (Don Cheadle) to break a drug smuggling ring off the West Coast.

Status: QuickPick
Run time: 97mins
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Audio Formats: English
Subtitles: English for the Hearing Impaired

Member Reviews (13)

So slow that I fell asleep and missed most of it. Could not be bothered to watch what I had missed.
Posted Wednesday, 24 September 2014 See my other reviews
A bit strange and slow - but slowly got where it was going.
Posted Monday, 3 February 2014 See my other reviews
Quirky, irreverant, totally politically incorrect and VERY funny! This charmingly offbeat Irish thriller/comedy had me hooked from the start. Excellent acting all round, particularly Brendan Gleeson who is perfect as the subversive, yet startingly flamboyantly romantic police sargeant in a small Irish town - he is hilarious! Don Cheadle is also delightful as the FBI agent sent to Ireland to help break a drug ring. Other supporting characters are equally hilarious and bizarre. Highly recommended.
Posted Sunday, 26 May 2013 See my other reviews
This film is an absolute cracker. Owes a lot to Tarantino but easily surpasses Pulp Fiction. Make sure you turn on the subtitles or else you'll miss some of the jokes.
Posted Tuesday, 22 January 2013 See my other reviews
Every culture in every country other than America has a pet project film industry; this movie appears to be a product of Ireland's film board. Australia has its quirky local vernacular movies (Crackerjack, Proof Death in Brunswick) and this is up there with Raising Ned Divine. As always there are always few ring-in actors from the US as there was here Mark Strong (Kick Ass playing a similar character) and Don Cheadle. I didn't mind this film but it needed something more to get it over the line as a stand up for itself movie.
Posted Wednesday, 21 November 2012 See my other reviews
Excellent. One of the funniest films ever.
Posted Friday, 13 July 2012 See my other reviews
Enjoyed this movie and liked the subtle humour. 7/10. Worth watching.
Posted Tuesday, 10 July 2012 See my other reviews
Great movie with excellent acting. Thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend to anyone looking for a great drama - small town cop meets FBI agent etc and a light sense of humour thrown in.
Posted Saturday, 28 April 2012 See my other reviews
Good film, well plotted and some good laughs. Nice 'did he, didn't he?' ending. PS Lance, if you give it a 7/10 shouldnt you give it at least 3 stars, not 2?
Posted Thursday, 12 April 2012 See my other reviews
Better than expected with some very funny parts. I loved the police interrogation room scene.
Posted Friday, 23 March 2012 See my other reviews
Quirky, understated and intriguing. Its good to see a movie which is not predictable. Great characters and fabulous Irish humour.
Posted Sunday, 29 January 2012 See my other reviews
Ange S
I enjoyed this very much. Part of the reason is probably because its definitely not your Hollywood action blockbuster. Storyline was fairly basic, but some great characters and acting.
Posted Wednesday, 25 January 2012 See my other reviews
not as funny as i had thought it would be,but i still enjoyed it and was worth watching..i give it a 7 outta 10
Posted Thursday, 29 December 2011 See my other reviews
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