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The Guard with Brendan Gleeson

POSTED BY: SHINYGOODGUY
UPDATED: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 11:57
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Monday, August 8, 2011 11:10 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


Went to see it recently with my son. It was good and funny, but wait for the video. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it a lot, but the story wasn't anything new. A fish-out-of-water tale about an FBI agent chasing drug dealers in Ireland.

It's really funny and entertaining. Good cast, solid acting and interesting characters.

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Monday, August 8, 2011 12:02 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Better than In Bruges, or not?



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Monday, August 8, 2011 12:58 PM

RIONAEIRE

Beir bua agus beannacht


In Ireland huh? I guess I'll have to rent that one when it comes out on video.

"A completely coherant River means writers don't deliver" KatTaya

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011 1:07 PM

SHINYGOODGUY


Quote:

Originally posted by ecgordon:
Better than In Bruges, or not?

Nah, In Bruges is still the shit. But The Guard is a close second. Actually, it's written and directed by Martin McDonagh's brother John. If you can go check it, if for nothing else than to see a master at work. Brendan Gleeson puts this movie in his hip pocket, with a wink and a smile. Don Cheadle, Mark Strong, Fionnula Flanagan, a very funny newcomer Rory Keenan and there's this one guy who plays the chief of police, but I can't remember his name - he's hilarious.


SGG




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Tuesday, February 14, 2012 11:57 AM

OONJERAH



I wanted to see this, 'cause I like Gleeson (who doesn't?). Then I thought, This looks like
a one-note Samba. How many ways can they say, "Racist jokes have been suppressed too long!
Here, have all ya want!"?


Yeah. I think I'll see it.


"All I suggest is a man hears what he wants to hear, and disregards the rest" ~Paul Simon

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