Run time: 96 mins
“What a beautiful feckin’ day!” is how we first meet Sgt Gerry Boyle (Brendan Gleeson) of the Galway Garda – but somewhat less innocent than it reads here.
He is an unconventional policeman, investigating a seemingly random murder.
FBI agent Wendell Everett (Don Cheadle) arrives in Galway to mount an operation on an organised drugs ring.
At first irritated by Gerry’s manner, the yankie cop is reluctantly impressed by the way he connects it all, without fuss.
“A cracking film. Sgt Gerry a beautifully observed comedy creation.” (Total Film)
“Among the most purely entertaining films of any year, cuts its laughter with a dose of Celtic melancholy.” (Empire)
This is back not just because it is clever and sharp, but it is here now to celebrate my brother John’s birthday, together our day as always. He would love it for its infectious jet black humour, as will you. And its ruggered grey western coastline, which he loved dearly too.
It is a witty non-pc take on getting to the point. “Gleeson inhabits Sgt Boyle fully, delivering John Michael McDonagh’s delicious dialogue with gusto, unpredictable to the end.” (Hollywood Reporter) Don’t think twice just come love it too and raise a glass with us. JH