The Guard (Blu-ray)

The Guard (Blu-ray) 2011

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.
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Strong coarse language and violence

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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.

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  • So slow that I fell asleep and missed most of it. Could not be bothered to watch what I had missed.

  • A bit strange and slow - but slowly got where it was going.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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