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The Guard (D: McDonagh) (Gleeson, Cheadle)

Old 08-04-11, 12:31 PM
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The Guard (D: McDonagh) (Gleeson, Cheadle)



Anyone see this one yet? I know it's shown in a few places around the country. John Michael McDonagh is the writer and director. His brother, Martin, is the exec. producer who was the writer/director of the great "In Bruges". Appears to be some talent in the family.

Ebert gave it 3 1/2 stars. Been looking forward to this one.
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Old 08-04-11, 12:49 PM
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....I thought we had a thread on this? Guess not? Whatever...I was game to see this anyway...
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....I thought we had a thread on this?
Not much of one!

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk/...n-cheadle.html
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Old 08-04-11, 01:02 PM
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Christ..I searched and did not see it. Then I searched again and now I see it. Blind as a bat. Feel free to delete mods.
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we might as well keep this one going...it's got more posts...lol.
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Old 08-04-11, 03:27 PM
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I saw this, very much enjoyed it. Cheadle is fine as always but Gleeson knocks it out of the park. He's fascinating to watch. Didn't much care for the ending but it's a really good pic.
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94% on Rotten Tomatoes so far.

It appears to be in fairly limited release so far. Not playing anywhere near DC at all yet.
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Not quite up to the standard set by Martin McDonagh's In Bruges, but it's still very, very funny and easily one of the better movies I've seen this year. There's maybe five or ten minutes where it's a bit shaky, but once Cheadle shows up the movie is gold.
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Old 08-20-11, 10:47 PM
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As with In Bruges, this one did not quite live up to the hype for me, but it was quite enjoyable nonetheless.
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Old 08-20-11, 11:00 PM
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Saw it a few weeks ago. Once I got my "thick accent ears" on, it was great. Couple of turns I didn't see coming, some original characters acted realistically, and funny too. Liked it a lot!
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going to see it today. Never saw In Bruges...always wanted to though.
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Old 08-23-11, 10:29 AM
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Not quite up to the standard set by Martin McDonagh's In Bruges, but it's still very, very funny and easily one of the better movies I've seen this year. There's maybe five or ten minutes where it's a bit shaky, but once Cheadle shows up the movie is gold.
Wot 'e said.
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Saw it - liked it a lot, a few in jokes for the irish in the audience..
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This was fantastic. I couldn't have enjoyed it more.
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The "little Protestants" line killed me.

Not a perfect movie, but a great dark comedy.
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There were dozens of lines that killed me.

What a blast.
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This was great and I was going to write a review on Amazon UK but I saw another release due out in January - anyone know what is going on? Why 2 releases so close together?
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Loved this movie. As of right now, it's in my top 10 for the year.
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Loved this movie. As of right now, it's in my top 10 for the year.
In total agreement. Easily the best comedy I saw in 2011. Watching the comedy down in Texas, the audience didn't know how to react when Brendan Gleeson's character made a reference to the Branch Davidian incident in Waco.

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Ok, I never knew Gleeson could be this funny....I seriously had some crazy from the gut laughs while watching this and Cheadle.....good god I swear they picked him for his reactions alone.

It starts to drag a bit towards the end but I could care less......I cannot believe how fucking funny this movie is.
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Old 01-07-12, 11:27 AM
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This is a great film. If you like In Bruges I would bet you are gonna really like this as well. Very funny movie.
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Old 02-25-12, 10:51 PM
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Loved it. More than lived up to the hype. Brendan Gleeson is - once again - fantastic.
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Old 02-26-12, 04:38 AM
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Very very enjoyable movie. Loved all the stuff between Gleeson and the kid - known a few scamps like that in my time. Shame this sort of performance seems to get overlooked in favour of pictures about computer generated robots beating each other up, but thems the breaks.
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