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The Guard [Blu-ray + DVD]


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  • Actors: Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Mark Strong, Dominique McElligott, Liam Cunningham
  • Directors: John Michael McDonagh
  • Writers: John Michael McDonagh
  • Format: DVD + Blu-ray, Subtitled, NTSC, Widescreen, Dolby
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Studio: Alliance Films
  • Release Date: Jan. 3 2012
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005WKH3AI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,210 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By L. Power HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on Oct. 29 2011
Format: Blu-ray
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 an Academy Award nomination, 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 an Academy award for the short feature Six Shooter, A Collection of 2005 Academy Award Nominated Short Films, which had rabbitcide, matricide, traincide, and an exploding cow also starring Brendan Gleeson, and at least two other characters you will see in The Guard, written and directed by MJ.

As the movie begins we see Gerry Boyle, the guard played by BG, in his white squad car parked behind a stone wall, when a red car whizzes by. He does not respond to the speeding car. His response to what happens next, has no words, yet it establishes the nature of the character, as he rummages through pockets, and does something with the drugs. We can deduce that here is a guard that does not follow the established rules, and in fact may even be corrupt.

Next we see him responding to a murder scene. Here we get a truer sense of his character by how he acts around the new cop who will be his partner. Here the comedic tone of the movie gets established. He likes to push buttons and get a reaction. They theorise about the murder, a potted plant placed on the victim's crotch, the significance of the number 5 1/2 painted on the wall. Perhaps he was the 5 1/2th victim, the young one theorises.

Like another reviewer I was struck by the parallels with the Coen Brothers, particularly Fargo, and No Country For Old Men.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ronald E. Collins on Feb. 5 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Brendon Gleeson's character Sgt. Gerry Boyle is hilarious. His Irish brogue is strong to the point that by times subtitles would be helpful. The plot of murder, drug dealing and police corruption is not complicated but remains interesting and compelling throughout. This is a very funny movie, not silly or slapstick just 90 plus minutes of down to earth side-splitting enjoyment. Language is a little strong but not done in an offensive fashion. Glad I didn't miss this one.
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Format: Blu-ray
A dark and humorous story superbly told and acted. If you like Irish films, this is one for your DVD collection.
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Really great cinema, every scene a masterpiece! Perhaps this film should be in a category of its very own, IMHO!
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Brendon Gleeson makes this movie.....well conceived plot but the acting stole the show. Gleeson's best including 'In Bruges" I'm a big fan of Don Cheadle as well but his part was limited and he had to play it straight for it to work. I will be watching it over many times.
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By cool beans on March 24 2013
Format: Blu-ray
This movie is amazingly funny. The team of Brendan and Don are great. I would definitely recommend it to all my friends.
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By Michael Kozak on Jan. 12 2013
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Pretty good movie. I had to listen carefully to understand some of the dialect, but all in all well worth watching.
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