Gleeson, Brendan

SKU: 043396392106

UPC 043396392106
Release Date 2012-01-03
Studio Sony Pictures Home
Discs 1
Length 96
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis 4 stars out of 5 -- Filmmaker John Michael McDonagh proves his talent for casting with his first feature, the lively, often funny, always thrilling Irish crime comedy THE GUARD.THE GUARD is not a breath but a great gust of very funny fresh air....[I]t gives veteran actor Brendan Gleeson one of the tastiest roles of his career and introduces a gifted writer-director...4 stars out of 5 -- A principal joy of THE GUARD lies in its dialogue....Gleeson gives a tremendous performance...Popping with glorious, bright color and off-color jokes, THE GUARD is an Irish comedy and almost incidental thriller...[Gleeson's] performance is equal parts funny and unnerving, and he keeps viewers guessing about what drives the man and what he'll do next.In this offbeat buddy-cop comedy, Don Cheadle, as an FBI agent trying to stop a drug ring, makes the perfect foil. -- Grade: B4 stars out of 5 -- Brought to life with gusto, Boyle is equal parts cynic and sentimentalist. It's a great performance and a hell of a character -- profane, contradictory, ineffably alive.At its best, THE GUARD has a wit and perceptiveness that recalls the comedies of Bill Forsyth...Confrontational Irish cop Gerry Boyle (Brendan Gleeson) reluctantly teams with uptight FBI agent Wendell Everett (Don Cheadle) to take down a gang of international drug traffickers in this comedy thriller co-starring Mark Strong, Rory Keenan, and Liam Cunningham.
Cast Larry Smith (Director of Photography)
John Michael McDonagh (Director)
John Michael McDonagh (Screenwriter)
Calexico (Composer)
Liz Gallacher (Music Director)
Don Cheadle (Star)
Brendan Gleeson (Star)
David Wilmot (Star)
Fionnula Flanagan (Co-Star)
Liam Cunningham (Star)
Gary Lydon (Co-Star)
Gary Robinson (Co-Star)
Mark Strong (Co-Star)
Darren Healy (Co-Star)
Dermot Healy (Co-Star)
Mark O'Halloran (Co-Star)
Rory Keenan (Star)
Pat Shortt (Co-Star)
Laurence Kinlan (Co-Star)
Giedrius Nagys (Co-Star)
Dominick Hewitt (Co-Star)
Sarah Greene (Co-Star)
Dominique McElligott (Co-Star)
Owen Sharpe (Co-Star)
David Pearse (Co-Star)
Katarina Cas (Co-Star)
Ronan Collins (Co-Star)
Paraic Nialand (Co-Star)
John Patrick Beirne (Co-Star)
Liam O'Conghaile (Co-Star)
Christopher Kilmartin (Co-Star)
Declan Mannion (Co-Star)
Michael Og Lane (Co-Star)
Wale Ojo (Co-Star)
Conor Moloney (Co-Star)
Laura Hitchings (Co-Star)
Sharon Kearney (Co-Star)
Eamonn Olwill (Co-Star)
Yuyang Shields (Co-Star)
Gay McKeon (Co-Star)
Mary Corcoran (Co-Star)
Colm Gannon (Co-Star)
Johnny McDonagh (Co-Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: Outtakes Deleted & extended scenes The Second Death short film Commentary with director John Michael McDonagh and actors Don Cheadle & Brendan Gleeson Widescreen - 2.35 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English DTS HD Master Audio - English Subtitles - English
Language English
Weight 0.16000
Height 0.75000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.50000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Comedy
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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