The Guard (2011)

 What does really matter? What is presented, i.e. the surface or the essence? Appearances do deceive. The Guard is the european response to the american films with the two cops which although with dissimilar characters, fight the bad guys, seeking for justice. But there is here a different sense of humour, one of an irish flavor and a subtle irony one does enjoy. There is also a really human dimension in the characters portrayed, with some aspects being really moving. Even the “bad” guys seem more original! A clever story, well told. One of the best films of its kind.

My rating: 08/10