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The Guard
A daffy, delightful Irish yarn capped by fabulous performances by Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle.
"...Directed by: John Michael McDonagh. Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Liam Cunningham, David Wilmot, Mark Strong,..."

Aug. 19, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Albert Nobbs
This melancholy picture is distinguished by Glenn Close's vanishing act in the titular role.
"...Rodrigo García. Starring: Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Johnson, Brendan Gleeson, Janet McTeer, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Maria Doyle Kennedy..."

Jan. 27, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

In the Heart of the Sea
Ron Howard sets sails with that famous Nantucket whale story
"...Directed by: Ron Howard. Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Benjamin Walker, Ben Whishaw, Michelle Fairley, Tom Holland,..."

Dec. 11, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

In Bruges
Playwright Martin McDonagh directs his first feature film, which is about a couple of hitmen caught between heaven and hell.
"...Directed by: Martin McDonagh. Starring: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Clémence Poésy and Jordan Prentice. In..."

Feb. 8, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The General
"...Starring: Jon Voight, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle Kennedy and Brendan Gleeson. I'm no expert on Irish history, but I..."

March 5, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Calvary
Brendan Gleeson stars in this darkly hilarious and deeply ruminative update on the passion play.
"...Directed by: John Michael McDonagh. Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Aidan Gillen, Kelly Reilly, Chris O’Dowd and M...."

Aug. 15, 2014 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Grand Seduction
In this Canadian comedy, a down-on-its-luck fishing village spruces up to try to lure a big-city doctor to town.
"...Directed by: Don McKellar. Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch, Liane Balaban and Gordon Pinsent...."

July 4, 2014 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

In My Country
Samuel L. Jackson and Juliette Binoche star in this John Boorman political drama about the work of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
"...by: John Boorman. Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Juliette Binoche, Brendan Gleeson, Menzi "Ngubs" Ngubane, Lionel Newton and Langley Kirkwood...."

April 8, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Lake Placid
"...Steve Miner. Starring: Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda, Oliver Platt, Brendan Gleeson and Betty White. Further proof that the end..."

July 16, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

I Went Down
"...Directed by: Paddy Breathnach. Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Peter McDonald, Peter Caffrey and Tony Doyle. This..."

July 3, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Turbulence
"...Directed by: Robert Butler. Starring: Ray Liotta, Lauren Holly, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Cross, Rachel Ticotin, Catherine Hicks and Hector..."

Jan. 10, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
The Coen brothers head West, but it's a bumpy ride
"...Kazan, Bill Heck, Tyne Daly, Saul Rubinek, Chelcie Ross, Brendan Gleeson and Jonjo O’Neill...."

Nov. 16, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Assassin's Creed
Popular video game series hits the screen
"...Justin Kurzel. Starring: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson and Charlotte Rampling...."

Dec. 23, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Roll 'Em
March
"...D: John Boorman; with Brendan Gleeson, Adrian Dunbar, Sean McGinley, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Angeline..."

Feb. 26, 1999 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Tailor of Panama
"...Geoffrey Rush, Pierce Brosnan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Leonor Varela, Brendan Gleeson, Harold Pinter, Catherine Mccormack, David Hayman and Jon..."

April 20, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Paddington 2
Everyone's favorite polite bear returns with marmalade sandwiches for all in a thrilling birthday present hunt
"...Directed by: Paul King. Starring: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent,..."

Jan. 12, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Safe House
This hectic, deftly edited, and unexpectedly bracing thriller stars Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds.
"...Directed by: Daniel Espinosa. Starring: Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard, Vera Farmiga, Robert Patrick, Rubén Blades,..."

Feb. 10, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Green Zone
With Matt Damon's Bourne director at the helm, the actor plays an officer in Iraq who's mystified by why he's unable to uncover any WMDs.
"...Directed by: Paul Greengrass. Starring: Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Brendan Gleeson, Amy Ryan, Khalid Abdalla, Yigal Naor and Jason..."

March 19, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Beowulf
The irony inherent in using 21st century motion-control technology to tell a tale approximately 1,400 years old is just one of many bizarrely entertaining aspects of Beowulf.
"...Zemeckis. Starring: Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, Robin Wright Penn, Brendan Gleeson, Crispin Glover, Angelina Jolie and John Malkovich. The..."

Nov. 16, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Troy
This big-budget adaptation of The Iliad tries mightily, but the end result is the sound and fury of Homer undone.
"...Wolfgang Petersen. Starring: Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom, Eric Bana, Brendan Gleeson, Peter O'Toole, Brian Cox, Diane Kruger and Julie..."

May 14, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Sundance Announces Competition Slate
Austinite Jeff Nichols will compete in Park City
"...events pulls him into the action. Cast: Don Cheadle, Brendan Gleeson, Mark Strong, Liam Cunningham, David Wilmot, Fionnula Flanagan...."

Dec. 1, 2010 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Lake Placid
"...with Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda, Oliver Platt, Betty White, Brendan Gleeson...."

Feb. 4, 2000 Screens Review by Mike Emery

The Write Stuff
London Mavericks
"...that highlights the talents of two emerging Irish actors, Brendan Gleeson and Peter McDonald. Upon release from jail, Git..."

March 13, 1998 Screens Feature by Michael Bertin

Live by Night
Ben Affleck directs and stars in this period gangster drama
"...Messina, Zoe Saldana, Sienna Miller, Elle Fanning, Chris Cooper, Brendan Gleeson, Robert Glenister, Remo Girone, Matthew Maher, Miguel and..."

Jan. 13, 2017 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Suffragette
Carey Mulligan gets her Norma Rae on in this historical drama
"...by: Sarah Gavron. Starring: Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson, Anne-Marie Duff, Ben Whishaw, Meryl Streep, Natalie Press,..."

Nov. 6, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Kimberley Jones' Top 10 List
"...Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Tom Hardy (Locke), Brendan Gleeson (Calvary)..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Josh Kupecki's Top 10 List
"...Acting Kudos (Male) Brendan Gleeson (Calvary), Tom Hardy (Locke), John Hawkes (Low Down),..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Screens Feature by Josh Kupecki

Edge of Tomorrow
The sci-fi is a bit fuzzy – and the alien beasties are anything but – in this Tom Cruise action onslaught.
"...Doug Liman. Starring: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson, Jonas Armstrong, Tony Way, Kick Gurry, Franz Drameh,..."

June 6, 2014 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Smurfs 2
The Smurfs invade Paris. (Must've heard Jerry Lewis is a god there.)
"...by: Raja Gosnell. Starring: Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Brendan Gleeson, Jayma Mays and Jacob Tremblay...."

Aug. 2, 2013 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Company You Keep
Members of the Weather Underground resurface in this contemporary thriller directed by Robert Redford.
"...Cooper, Terrence Howard, Stanley Tucci, Richard Jenkins, Anna Kendrick, Brendan Gleeson, Brit Marling, Sam Elliott, Stephen Root and Jackie..."

April 26, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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