The Guard (2011)

7.9

Movie

Ireland, UK
English, Irish
Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
2011
JOHN MICHAEL MCDONAGH
Brendan Gleeson, Conor Moloney, Darren Healy
96 min

What it's about

When a small-town Irish cop with a crass personality is partnered with a straight-laced FBI agent to bust an international drug-trafficking ring, they must settle their differences in order to take down a dangerous gang.

The take

The Guard played by Brendan Gleeson is a new character in cinema that appeals to the funny bone inside all of us. A character like this can make any movie lovable. It also features Don Cheadle playing an FBI agent who is in town to solve a crime under Gleeson's jurisdiction. An overall great movie with great writing. Please note, for those who have a hard time understanding different accents, subtitles are advised.

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