Everything War on Everyone writer-director John Michael McDonagh knows about United States law enforcement he must have learned watching ’70s cop shows, while the rest of his outlook on the American way of life may as well have been cribbed from vintage photographs and Glen Campbell records.
1 h 38 min
Brendan Gleeson stars as an Irish cop whose life is disturbed when an FBI agent played by Don Cheadle arrives in his village on the trail of drug dealers. ‘The Guard,’ directed by John Michael McDonagh, is set in Galway and is expected to be just as much a success as ‘In Bruges’ (directed by John Michael McDonagh’s brother, Martin) and ‘The King’s Speech.’ It tells the tale of of a sergeant, played by Brendan Gleeson, who is tired of his life and job; the story then unfolds when a member of the FBI (Don Cheadle, the executive producer) is sent into the town to “investigate an international cocaine smuggling ring”.
1 h 36 min