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CastDon Cheadle, Mark Strong, Liam Cunningham, Rory Keenan, Brendan Gleeson, David Wilmot, Dominique McElligott, Sarah Greene, Katarina Cas
DirectorJohn Michael McDonagh
Genre:  Comedy, Thriller
Release Date:  29 July 2011 (USA)
Screen WriterJohn Michael McDonagh
Runtime:  Germany: 96 min
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review by . March 15, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
*** out of ****    Ireland is known for producing good films and good stars. One of the greatest finds in the latter category, over the years, has unquestionably been Brendan Gleeson; that great, big, lovable bloke who appeared in films ranging from "28 Days Later" to "The Green Zone". Now, he's back in his native country, working for a native filmmaker, in "The Guard"; the latest movie to make great use of Gleeson's broad range of acting talents. Here, he plays corrupt cop Sergeant …
review by . September 28, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Michael John McDonagh has previously written the screenplay for Ned Kelly starring Heath Ledger which I remember as a good movie. His brother Martin has won two Academy Awards, for Best Original Screenplay for In Bruges, which also starred Brendan Gleeson, and what I consider the best performance of Colin Farrell's career, and for the short feature Six Shooter, A Collection of 2005 Academy Award Nominated Short Films, also starring Brendan Gleeson, and at least two other characters you will see …
review by . July 30, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Star Rating:         John Michael McDonagh’s The Guard has all the reliable hallmarks of a crime thriller – police corruption, drug trafficking, blackmail, and murder – but at its heart, it’s a wickedly funny buddy cop movie. What makes it even funnier is that it’s also in part a fish out of water story; two policemen from different worlds, literal and figurative, must join forces if they’re to successfully take on a gang of international …
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