The Guard Brendan Gleeson, with a brogue as thick as Guinness, plays a small-town Irish cop who's a real character — a complacent enforcer with a crazy-flaky… The Guard Brendan Gleeson, with a brogue as thick as Guinness, plays a small-town Irish cop who's a real character — a complacent enforcer with a crazy-flaky… 2011-07-29 R PT96M Comedy Mystery and Thriller Don Cheadle Brendan Gleeson Sony Pictures Classics
Movie Review

The Guard (2011)

MPAA Rating: R
Brendan Gleeson | IRISH OFFICER Brendan Gleeson as Sgt. Gerry Boyle in The Guard
Image credit: Jonathan Hession
IRISH OFFICER Brendan Gleeson as Sgt. Gerry Boyle in The Guard
EW's GRADE
B

Details Limited Release: Jul 29, 2011; Rated: R; Length: 96 Minutes; Genres: Comedy, Mystery and Thriller; With: Don Cheadle and Brendan Gleeson; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Brendan Gleeson, with a brogue as thick as Guinness, plays a small-town Irish cop who's a 
real character — a complacent enforcer with a crazy-flaky streak. You never know just what he's going to say, yet since the quirky insults fly out of his mouth with sitcom precision, in another sense you never don't know. In this offbeat buddy-cop comedy, Don Cheadle, as an FBI agent trying to stop a drug ring, makes the perfect foil. B

Originally posted Jul 27, 2011 Published in issue #1166 Aug 05, 2011 Order article reprints
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