The Mismatched-Cop Comedy
The Guard (2011) pits Don Cheadle (left) as an FBI agent investigating drug-smuggling with an Irish cop, played by Brendan Gleeson.
Kevin Cullen says: Gleeson plays a tired, cynical cop in Connemara who lights up only for booze and hookers. Cheadle is the FBI agent who gets the best of his Irish partner. The screenplay is by John Michael McDonagh, brother of Martin McDonagh who made Gleeson only slightly less cynical in “In Bruges.”