The Guard

The Guard
The Guard
  • R
  • 1h 36m
  • 2011
Certified Fresh94%
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Sergeant Gerry Boyle is an eccentric small-town cop with a confrontational and crass personality and a subversive sense of humor. A longtime policeman in County Galway, Boyle is a maverick with his own moral code. He has seen enough of the world to know there isn’t much to it and has had plenty of time to think about it. When a fellow police officer disappears and Boyle’s small town becomes key to a large drug trafficking investigation, he is forced to at least feign interest when dealing with the humorless FBI agent Wendell Everett assigned to the case. Left to run his territory to his liking for many years, he is not at all impressed when the FBI comes to town.
© 2011 Boyle Film Productions Limited 2011 and UK Film Council. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Certified Fresh94%
Critics Consensus: A violent, crackerjack comedy with a strong Irish flavor and an eminently likable Brendan Gleeson in the main role.
Reviews
The Age (Australia)
Jim Schembri
Fresh

The Guard offers an offbeat take on a genre without skimping on the violence or gunplay.

September 1, 2017
Toronto Star
Peter Howell
Fresh

Brendan Gleeson is a blooming marvel.

September 1, 2017
Sydney Morning Herald
Ed Gibbs
Fresh

The film is foul-mouthed and not without its flourishes of violence but it's irresistibly likeable...

June 22, 2017
Sydney Morning Herald
Paul Byrnes
Fresh

Boyle is probably the first screen hero in a long time whose heroism comes out of boredom and ennu...

June 22, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Thriller, Comedy, Action
  • Release Date:July 8, 2011
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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