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The Guard

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Brendan Gleeson | IRISH OFFICER Brendan Gleeson as Sgt. Gerry Boyle in The Guard
Jonathan Hession

The Guard

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
96 minutes
Limited Release Date:
07/29/11
performer:
Don Cheadle, Brendan Gleeson
director:
John Michael McDonagh
distributor:
Sony Pictures Classics
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Comedy

We gave it a B

Brendan Gleeson, with a brogue as thick as Guinness, plays a small-town Irish cop who’s a ?real character — a complacent enforcer with a crazy-flaky streak. You never know just what he’s going to say, yet since the quirky insults fly out of his mouth with sitcom precision, in another sense you never don’t know. In this offbeat buddy-cop comedy, Don Cheadle, as an FBI agent trying to stop a drug ring, makes the perfect foil. B