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The Guardian
  • PG-13
  • 2h 19m
  • 2006
Rotten37%
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Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher star in THE GUARDIAN, the powerful, action-packed drama that takes you inside the never-before-seen world of the elite Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers. Reeling with grief in the wake of a mission gone tragically wrong, legendary Rescue Swimmer Ben Randall (Costner) is given a mission he doesn't want - training raw recruits. Once there, he knocks heads with cocky Jake Fischer (Kutcher), a swimming champ driven by a painful secret, who's more interested in breaking Ben's records than saving lives. But Ben also sees Jake has what it takes to be the best of the best. Filled with spectacular rescues in the lethal waters of the Bering Sea, THE GUARDIAN is a riveting and compelling story that dives straight into the heart and soul of real heroes, the unsung guardians of the sea.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten37%
Critics Consensus: The Coast Guard gets its chance for a heroic movie tribute, but The Guardian does it no justice, borrowing cliche after cliche from other (and better) military branch movies.
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Entertainment Weekly
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June 21, 2017
Dallas Morning News
Rotten

June 21, 2017
Salon.com
Stephanie Zacharek
Fresh

Kutcher and Costner have a kind of visual chemistry that's just as elusive as the other kind. And...

March 4, 2019
USA Today
Scott Bowles
Rotten

Kutcher may soon be ready to anchor a Hollywood sea voyage. But for now, he's still a touch out of...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Waterlogged rescue flick is too intense for kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this action drama includes several harrowing scenes of storms and sinking boats at sea. Rescue swimmers valiantly try to save victims, but some deaths occur on screen (not bloody, but sad and -- in one case -- quite disturbing). Kids with fears about water should probably see something else. Sailors and swimmers argue and draw blood in fistfights. A couple falls in love and is shown kissing and in bed (no explicit sex, but tumbling under blankets and some underwear shots). Protagonists drink, take painkillers, and use occasional profanity.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Adventure, Drama
  • Release Date:September 29, 2006
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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