Daily Archives: August 23, 2011

The Guard by John Michael McDonagh

At first I thought: this is not a bad film. Not a bad one either, just ‘a’ film.

But I stayed in the cinema for longer than that.

Constructively: nice frames & cinematography, interesting (very bold actually) colours and costumes, good acting of the leeding Brendan Gleeson. It has a few funny jokes, some good moments. Not all of it is a disaster.

Critically: the film was so long that mid way through it, when I saw a re-appearing character, it took me a couple of minutes to remind myself who he was (!). This may have been a good script.

It’s not a western, it’s not a crime story, not a comedy, what is it really?

I want my £9.50 back please!


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