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The Guard

Overview


Genre :

Thriller, Comedy

Release Date :

July 29, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

John Michael McDonagh

Starring :

Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Mark Strong, Liam Cunningham, Fionnuala Flanagan, David Wilmot, Rory Keenan, Pat Shortt, Katarina Cas

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Review rate : B

“..this offbeat buddy-cop comedy, Don Cheadle, as an FBI agent trying to stop a drug ring, makes the perfect foil..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
Review rate : B

“..this is a very Irish, very McDonagh, very Gleeson production, with the requisite amount of cheerfully abrasive humor and mayhem..”
by Eric D. Snider [Film.com]
“..McDonagh's film eschews any pretense of social reality for cinematographic fancifulness and too-clever-by-half dialogue..”
by Nick Pinkerton [Village Voice]
“..a great gust of very funny fresh air. An impish and impudent black comedy that knows where it's going and how to get there..”
by Kenneth Turan [LA Times]

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