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      The Guardian

      PG-13 Released Sep 29, 2006 2 hr. 19 min. Drama Action List
      37% 150 Reviews Tomatometer 80% 250,000+ Ratings Audience Score A Coast Guard rescue swimmer (Kevin Costner), who still mourns losing his crew in a fatal accident, copes by dedicating his life to training new recruits, so when he meets swimming champion Jake Fischer (Ashton Kutcher), he molds the cocky young man into his protege and takes him on a mission in the dangerous waters of the Bering Strait. Read More Read Less

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      The Coast Guard gets its chance for a heroic movie tribute, but The Guardian does it no justice, borrowing cliche after cliche from other (and better) military branch movies.

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      Carlos T Filme: Anjos da Vida Elenco: @aplusk @kevincostner @selaward @shelbyfenner @neal_mcdonough @melissasagemillerofficial Modelo: #drama #suspense #aventura Duração: 2h 19m Ano: 2006 Minha opinião: Um filme que temos Kevin Costner e Ashton Kutcher que fala da guarda-costeira americana, que fazem o resgate principalmente de pessoas que estão em naufrágio ou em risco de vida em alto mar. Um grupo de elite de salva-vidas americano, onde conta a estória, treinamento e desafios desta profissão. Temos Bem (Kevin) que é o veterano que recebeu o maior número de horarias da historia. E Jake (Ashton) que é o novo recruta. E logo eles tem o seus embates, como diz o quanto mais parecidos pode acontecer os maiores atritos, até se alinhaem e claro isso acontecerá no final do filme. Vemos que Costner gosta do mar, pois ele também fez o filme WaterWorld, um sucesso da década de 90. Temos Ben com crise em seu relacionamento e prestes a se aposentar, mas sue chefe lhe manda para a escola de cadetes e com seu estilo severo acaba tendo seus embates com Jake. E temos também Jack que instrutor. Assim o filme avança ao estilo Homens de Honra. Até que chega ao clímax do final onde Ben já esta aposentado e quando esta arrumando suas coisas ouve através do rádio que a equipe de socorrista esta tendo problemas no resgate, então ele vai para ajudar no meio de uma enorme tempestade. Bons efeitos especias trazendo realismo ao filme. E em um final trágico onde para salvar a Jake, Ben se sacrifica. É um final que não gostamos de ver no fim dos filmes. Uma boa atuação dos atores. Roteiro e enredo bons e bem executados, trazendo o realismo a necessários. Vale apena assistir? Sim com certeza. Nota: 8 Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/12/24 Full Review Connor A This film is OK. Ashton Kutcher and Kevin Costner give good performances, the plot is good for the most part but it is let down by a cheesy ending and a cliché moment that didn't have the emotional impact the film was hoping for. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 04/12/24 Full Review Dave C Movies at sea generally float my boat, especially those with a goodly amount of action and threat. This has elements of both, but lacks the undercurrent suspense that comes from well-developed characters and a strong story Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/24 Full Review 007tribefan B Really enjoyed this movie. I'm a sucker for build up confrontations in buddy movies. Definitely one of my favorites over the last ten years. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 12/21/23 Full Review David C Fun, unique and with relatable Cathay cuter personal lives. It's formulaic yes, but not meant to be a serious watch. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/11/23 Full Review Jace E "There is a legend of a man who lives beneath the sea. He is a fisher of men, a last hope for all those who've been left behind. He is known as the Guardian." There are some films that don't live up to memory and expectations upon re-watch. When I first saw The Guardian, I remember leaving the theater in awe, convinced that it was the best film I had ever seen. As I finished watching it, now 15 years later, I am confident that it is still one of the best films that I have ever seen. The story was crafted beautifully with each storytelling point having purpose and payoff in the end. The acting was the best of Ashton Kutcher's career and his bond with Kevin Costner was executed flawlessly. Their performances allowed for there to be true symmetry in each of their stories and a perfect blend of respect and tension between mentor and student. With the rescue swimmer's motto of "So Others May Live" accompanied by the gorgeous score replaying in my ear, I find myself drawn to a film full of pain, love, and sacrifice. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Brian Tallerico UGO Screenwriter's Voice Will definitely rescue some moviegoers from the post-summer doldrums, but someone should have told Davis that there's going to be casualities if he leaves audiences in the water that long. Mar 24, 2007 Full Review Robert Hanks Independent (UK) Rated: 2/5 Oct 14, 2006 Full Review Empire Magazine Rated: 2/5 Oct 13, 2006 Full Review Richard Propes TheIndependentCritic.com A simple, predictable, and formulaic action flick. Rated: 2.0/4.0 Sep 9, 2020 Full Review VyceVictus Lewton Bus The Guardian is ultimately a by the numbers movie that failed to hit big at the box office, seemingly lost to time. Various elements seem dated or unintentionally hilarious. Feb 6, 2020 Full Review Debbie Lynn Elias Behind The Lens When I left the theater, it was with not only newfound knowledge and respect for the men and women of our Coast Guard, but with a wave of excitement from the sheer excellence and entertainment of the film. Nov 6, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A Coast Guard rescue swimmer (Kevin Costner), who still mourns losing his crew in a fatal accident, copes by dedicating his life to training new recruits, so when he meets swimming champion Jake Fischer (Ashton Kutcher), he molds the cocky young man into his protege and takes him on a mission in the dangerous waters of the Bering Strait.
      Director
      Andrew Davis
      Executive Producer
      Armyan Bernstein, Zanne Devine, Charlie Lyons, Peter Macgregor-Scott
      Screenwriter
      Ron L. Brinkerhoff, James Vanderbilt
      Distributor
      Buena Vista
      Production Co
      A School Productions, Contrafilm, Touchstone Pictures, Firm Films, Beacon Pictures, Eyetronics
      Rating
      PG-13 (Intense Sequences of Action|Brief Strong Language|Peril|Some Sensuality)
      Genre
      Drama, Action
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 29, 2006, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 1, 2014
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $55.0M
      Sound Mix
      SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby SRD
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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