The Guard

Lists: Action, Comedy, Thriller, Crime / Heist

Brief Synopsis: "An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality is teamed up with an uptight FBI agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring."

Overall Ranking: 851 (Rank from 2011: # 33)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 20%
Regular 80%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review
David Baruffi88(full review)
Andrew Buckle of The Film Emporium80(full review)
Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
Dan Fogarty - Fogs Movie Reviews78(full review)
Dan O'Neill75(full review)

People Involved

  • Brendan Gleeson (Sergeant Gerry Boyle)
  • Don Cheadle (FBI agent Wendell Everett)
  • Liam Cunningham (Francis Sheehy)
  • Katarina Cas (Gabriela McBride)
  • Rory Keenan (Garda Aidan McBride)
  • Laurence Kinlan (Photographer)
  • Mark Strong (Clive Cornell)
  • Dominique McElligott (Aoife OCarroll)
  • Sarah Greene (Sinead Mulligan)
  • Fionnula Flanagan (Eileen Boyle)
  • David Wilmot (Liam OLeary)
  • Gary Lydon (Garda Inspector Gerry Stanton)
  • Wale Ojo (Doctor Oleyuwo)
  • John Michael McDonagh (Director)