Sergeant Gerry Boyle (Brendan Gleeson), is a unorthodox Irish policeman whose personality steers up controversy. He teams up with uptight FBI agent Wendell Everett (Don Cheadle), to investigate a group of international drug smuggling syndicates.
Murder, mystery, drugs, bribery, and crooked cops are the main ingredients that make up this Irish cop comedy written and directed by John Michael McDonagh. The film stars Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle as two different breeds of cops teamed together to solve a case involving a web of crime in Ireland’s Connemara.
A bit of a slow unraveling and quite tough to get through the thick Irish accents in this film. The script is well written though and the dialogue is smart, but pretty much demands your 100% focus to fully understand whats happening in each scene. The comedic humor is dry and its sometimes hard to catch the punchlines as they come. The acting is brilliant in this piece. Gleeson’s performance on its own stands out and is a joy to watch.
This is straightforward storytelling with a simple climactic end, as Gleeson and Cheadle enter the dock guns blazing in the final shootout.
Just like that last Don Cheadle line, I can’t tell if this film was just dumb or really genius on its own.