the-guard-movie-posterA fantastic Irish comedy of Father Ted crossed with CSI – 5/5

If you can find this film in your local cinema I urge you to get down and watch it quickly as I do not think it will be about for very long and it’s simply brilliant.  A sleepy Irish village is thrown into the international drug spotlight when an FBI agent flies in from America to help his Gardai counterparts stop a major drug delivery off the West coast of Ireland.

Gleeson is superb as the local Connemara officer who helps the equally superb Cheadle to investigate the multi-million pound drug deal.  The film’s script, direction and acting are exceptional and the Irish humour throughout would make even the most dour of faces crack a smile.  Simply the best comedy I’ve seen in a long, long while and really must be worth the effort to try and track it down.