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The Guardian – Starring Kevin Costner & Ashton Kutcher

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 26 January 2012

The Guardian (2006)  Directed by Andrew Davis (The Fugitive (1993), Collateral Damage (2002)), starring Kevin Costner (The Untouchables (1987), Dances with Wolves (1990), The Upside of Anger (2005)) and Ashton Kutcher (The Butterfly Effect (2004), Valentine’s Day (2010)).  The Guardian, an action film about U.S. Coast Guard maritime search and rescue teams, with a leathery Kevin Costner as an aging, much-decorated veteran rescue swimmer and Ashton Kutcher as a young recruit, is full of effective, realistic special effects, unchained seas, wind, sinking ships and valiant rescues, as well as a long middle section about the training processes for new recruits.  The film is long, over two hours, the dialogue often a bit clunky and there is an abundance of rather stereotypical characters, yet there are quite a few funny moments, and some harrowing examples of selflessness in the call of duty, and, in the end, despite its shortcomings, one can’t help but come away from The Guardian without a serious impression of the risks taken and dedication required, and a much-merited respect for the Aviation Survival Technicians (rescue swimmers), and all the members of the U.S. Coast Guard teams involved. (PR)

See our posts on the films The Fugitive directed by Andrew Davis, with Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones and The Company Men with Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, Ben Affleck and others.

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