Title (Year): The Guard (2011)
GRS Rating: 5 of 5
Notable Cast: Brendan Gleeson
Duration: 1 hr, 36 min
Infractions: None.

Comments: A black FBI agent arrives in rural Ireland (near Galway) to impress on the local Garda the importance of catching three drug smugglers. One brusque Irish policeman immediately gets on the FBI agent's bad side by making questionable comments about the agent. However once the black man calms down, he realizes that this brash Irishman gets the job done.

This is a quirky Irish film. I enjoyed, some may not. The accents are heavy and swearing is commonplace. It shows some pretty spots of the Connemara, which I visited while in Ireland. In the end this is an action film where the baddies are killed and the vastly different heroes become friends.

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