mauldin8302’s review published on Letterboxd :
Those McDonagh boys are talented. The Guard is the directorial and writing debut of John Michael McDonagh who is the brother of the more well known Martin McDonagh who has been responsible for dark comedies like In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths. This film carries on in the same vein as those. It is a roaring laugh. Exactly my brand of humor. Brendan Gleason is delightful as the quirky Guarda. While there are solid supporting roles from the likes of Mark Strong, and Don Cheadle.
This is the highest grossing Irish film of all time and I hadn't even heard of it. Great little gem of a movie if you can get your hands on it. Very strong on the language but if you can fecking handle it, you'll fecking love it!