Release Date: 19 April 2017
Format: DVD Blu-ray
Starring: Alexander Skarsgard, Michael Peña, Theo James
After his drama Calvary, writer-director John Michael McDonagh revisits the buddy cop comedy territory of The Guard. Sort of. There are more accents than a heavy metal t-shirt shop as Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Peña hit our screens – explosions and all – as Monroe and Bolaño, two corrupt New Mexico police officers. It’s bad cop/bad cop as both of these guys are in it for all the booty they can boost, shaking down, framing and otherwise giving every con they encounter a bad time. It’s crappy enough that they’re on their last chance after numerous bribery and corruption charges, but then they meet their baddie match… With its double-meaning title – beyond the protagonists the humour here is sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic and obviously designed to offend – War on Everyone won’t appeal to all, but if you’ve torched the PC bandwagon you’ll revel in it.