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Look up “Taking the piss” in an urban dictionary and you’ll probably see a picture of Sergeant Boyle (
The buzz: You want a movie with attitude? "The Guard" has it to spare thanks to the script by director John Michael McDonagh, brother of "In Bruges" writer/director Martin McDonagh. And if you need an actor to play a salty Irishman who can still convincingly demonstrate love for his dying mother as he's busting her balls, Gleeson's definitely your guy.
The verdict: “The Guard” gains reality points for unfolding at the slow pace of
Did you know? Boyle tells Everett that all babies look the same unless they're ugly. I don't think that's true, but even if it is, some things ya just don't say to a guy who just had a kid.
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