The Guard is a brilliant Irish movie. What makes it so good is the straight face humor and wit of the main character. It is totally off putting at first, right until the moment you start getting it, and then you can't help but appreciate the rest of his personality. The whole flick actually plays the same tune. The intrigue is simple yet very well done, the story is engrossing, and the each character has a compelling personality, even the criminals.
For those who like understated wit.