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The Guard 2011

  • John Michael McDonagh
  • July 29, 2011
  • 96 mins
  • English
  • Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
The FBI are about to discover that things work a little differently around here.
An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality is teamed up with an uptight FBI agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring.


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I knew absolutely nothing going into this other than this movie being a recommendation for people that like movies like Snatch and RocknRolla. I figured I'd be in for a pretty terrible film, and so settled in with a movie to put on once I had enough of this one. I ended up watching the whole film in one go. It's not a master piece, but the acting is done well, the plot is somewhere in the film (For the longest time, I had no idea what the plot was because they made such a big deal over introducing a character early on only to have them gone). A few great characters, including Mark Strong, Don Cheadle and Brendan Gleeson make this film more of a comedy for me than a suspense/thriller.
6/10 due to a (what I felt was) shifty plot, but over all enjoyable watch.

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Fun movie. Didn't expect so much meta crime movie stuff but it was great. Gotta admit though I didn't understand 50% of the words spoken in this thing. The accents man oh man the accents. That's all my fault though.

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Different enough with some funny dialogue. The ending was good too.

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