The Guard (2011)

 
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Friday, December 02, 2011

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The Guard is a critically acclaimed Irish black-comedy, where Sergeant Gerry Boyle (Brendan Gleeson, In Bruges) a small-town cop with a rather unorthodox approach to his police work must join forces with straitlaced FBI agent Wendell Everett (Don Cheadle, Ocean's Eleven trilogy) to take on an international cocaine-smuggling ring.
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15 out of 100  Don't Waste Your Time
Joan from Dublin, 16 Mar 2012
1 or 2 moments of enjoyable humour but otherwise don't waste your time on this over rated film. Excessive needless bad language, gratuitous violence and a story that didn't make sense. Great that it was filmed in Ireland but not really a reason to watch it.

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful


20 out of 100  Don't believe the hype
Paul from Laois, 23 Feb 2012
Was expecting a lot but was a bit disappointed. Not a stinker by any means as it had lots of funny moments (the 3 criminals having intellectual debates about meaningless topics whilst callously carrying out hits). Gleeson has some great lines too. Overall though it was a bit too stage Irish for my liking. Story itself was pretty weak and the cursing was OTT. I was cringing during the first 20 minutes but it did improve a bit as it went on.

1 people out of 2 found this review helpful


20 out of 100  Disappointing
Edel from Mayo, 22 Mar 2012
Though there was a few funny quips in the film, it was very disappointing. Not as funny as I expected a film with Brendan Gleeson in it, to be. If you are looking to laugh your sides off, do not watch this, but if you want a little light heartedness and a chuckle or two then this if for you.

1 people out of 1 found this review helpful


10 out of 100  Not one of Gleeson's best
Lorraine from Dublin, 19 Mar 2012
I normally love a Brendan Gleeson movie, but this one, well give it a miss, very dated view of Ireland and not much to laugh at. I thought this would be worth getting having seen the trailers both on TV and in cinema, but I ended up turning it off half way through.

1 people out of 1 found this review helpful


5 out of 100  Dreadful
paul from Galway, 18 May 2012
What a mess. critically acclaimed you say ! Are the critics afraid of the Mcdonagh brothers or what ? Truly awful, script is in need of major re-writing, editing is appalling, concept is outdated. Even the superb Brendan Glesson could not help this rubbish effort. Has the look and feel of a first year film school student film. In Bruges it is not - dont spoil the memories of that great movie by renting this rubbish.

0 people out of 1 found this review helpful


50 out of 100  The Guard
Angela from Wicklow, 23 Feb 2012
Although quite short, this is a snappy, well crafted, very very funny film. Real laugh out loud stuff. Quite violent, so be aware of that. Well rounded characters, with Brendan Gleeson heading the cast - he is just wonderful ! Put me in a good mood all evening....... Passed it on to a friend.

0 people out of 2 found this review helpful


15 out of 100  Overrated
A member from Dublin, 29 Mar 2013
I was so disappointed with this film, can't really understand why it was recommended to me by a friend. Gleeson's ignorant clichéd character doesn't do him any justice either. Think of 'the quiet man' and racial/bogger humour that was perhaps relevant 20 years ago and you get the idea. avoid it.

0 people out of 0 found this review helpful


15 out of 100  Overrated
michelle from Kildare, 29 Mar 2013
I was so disappointed with this film, can't really understand why it was recommended to me by a friend. Gleeson's ignorant clichéd character doesn't do him any justice either. Think of 'the quiet man' and racial/bogger humour that was perhaps relevant 20 years ago and you get the idea. avoid it.

0 people out of 0 found this review helpful


40 out of 100  Great movie
Eamon from Meath, 16 Mar 2012
You know what you are getting here, very enjoyable.

0 people out of 0 found this review helpful



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