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The Guard (2011) - Movie Details

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96 min.
Release Date
July 29, 2011 (Limited)
DVD Release Date
January 3, 2012
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Running Time
96 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for pervasive language, violence drug material and some sexual content

Brendan Gleeson ("Harry Potter" series) stars as an unorthodox Irish policeman who joins forces with a straitlaced FBI agent, played by Don Cheadle (upcoming Iron Man 2), to take on an international drug-smuggling gang.

Sergeant Gerry Boyle is a small-town cop with a confrontational personality, a subversive sense of humor, a dying mother, a fondness for prostitutes, and absolutely no interest whatsoever in the international cocaine-smuggling ring that has brought FBI agent Wendell Everett to his... Full synopsis »

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Review by Nathan Samdahl (C)

The Guard is a film that works on many levels, but ultimately proves to be its own worst enemy.  The debut feature of writer/director John Michael McDonagh, The Guard sports an impressive cast, including Brendan Gleeson, Liam Cunningham, Mark Strong and one of my all-time personal favorites, Don Cheadle.  Full movie review »
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