DVD Review: The Guard

Odd couple.

Gerry Boyle (Brendan Gleeson) is a peculiar Irish cop with an unconventional way of handling his cases. He is put to task when he must team up with an American FBI agent, Wendell Everett (Don Cheadle) to solve a murder and break up a massive drug ring.

I loved how Gleeson and Cheadle played off of each other. Sure this may have been a typical buddy cop formula but they made it special and fun. It helps that Ireland is such a beautiful country to look at. I loved the scenery. This film first came to my attention when Gleeson was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role. Deserving he was, I'm kind of disappointed I hadn't heard of it until then. My only gripe is the ending, not that there was anything wrong with it, I had just hoped for something different.

Recommended: Yes

Grade: A

Memorable Quote: "You don't know people speak Gaelic in Ireland and I'M the idoit?" - Gerry Boyle (Brenden Gleeson)


  1. i didn't love this movie, but you're right in saying the scenery was scrumptious (especially at the end, i thought). it's a very different kind of role for dona cheadle, but i liked that he took it on. i liked in bruges better though


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