The Guard (2011) is a comedy drama starring Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Liam Cunningham and Mark Strong.
This is a very funny movie with a sharp script and terrific performances from the cast. Gleeson gives a career best performance as confrontational and crotchety police officer Gerry Boyle.
There is also great support from Cheadle as an untight fish out of water FBI Agent. Mark Strong is also on fine form and steals many of the scenes.
Writer/director John Michael McDonagh weaves the right mix between drama, action and comedy. His script is razor sharp and very funny. Gleeson found himself nominated for a Golden Globe for this performance and if there is any justice an Oscar nomination could follow.