DVD review: The Guard (+trailer)

Don Cheadle and Brendan Gleeson are an unlikely comic pairing in The Guard.
Don Cheadle and Brendan Gleeson are an unlikely comic pairing in The Guard.

When it comes to odd big screen pairings, Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle have to be up amongst the weirdest - and the funniest.

Gleeson's goofy Irish sergeant Gerry Boyle and Cheadle's straight-laced FBI agent Wendell Everett make an unlikely comic duo in The Guard as the pair team up to solve an increasingly mysterious murder in a small coastal Irish town.

With a supporting cast of crazed crooks, oddball residents and sarcastic hookers, The Guard is a whimsical, silly and occasionally violent story told with a huge amount of bad taste humour courtesy of Boyle's over-the-top antics.

Much like Gleeson's other film In Bruges, The Guard is so good it deserves a sequel - even if it's just to get Gleeson and Cheadle in the same movie together again.

Extras: A bit limited with just a behind-the-scenes feature, deleted scenes, extended scenes, outtakes and a short film called The Second Death.

- Herald online

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