The Guardian

The Guardian

The Guardian

A coast guard adventure from the director of The Fugitive. After losing his crew in a fatal crash, legendary Rescue Swimmer Ben Randall (Costner), is sent to teach at "A" School: an elite training program for Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers. Wrestling with the loss of his crew members, he throws himself into teaching, turning the program upside down with his unorthodox training methods. While there, he encounters a young, cocky swim champ, Jake Fischer (Kutcher), who is driven to be the best.

2006Rating: M, contains low level offensive language136 minsUSA
AdventureDrama
Director:
Andrew Davis (Collateral Damage, The Fugitive, Under Siege, Holes)
Writer:
Ron L. Brinkerhoff
Cast:
Kevin CostnerAshton KutcherSela WardMelissa SagemillerAdam Pe?a

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The Guardian

The Guardian

While Late Night wants to be loved, instead it will have to settle for being liked.

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Variety

Variety

Cliches and conventions from several generations of basic-training scenarios are proficiently recycled in "The Guardian," a shrewdly updated version of classic (and not-so-classic) military-themed pics about grizzled, blunt-spoken vets who transform cocksure hotheads into coolly efficient professionals...

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Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

Ultimately a valentine to the unsung heroes of the US Coast Guard and it's probably long overdue...

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

It's still a movie that manages to be damper on dry land than it is at sea. But when it heads out there you can't help but be impressed by the dangers and excitement of the job. Less impressive is the film's interminable finales. It's a film drowning in endings...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

That the film doesn't rise above the formulaic is a particular disappointment as these stunningly brave Rescue Swimmers deserve a film as daring as they are...

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Film Threat

Film Threat

Davis and company need to be taken to task for giving us a movie that makes rescue divers, arguably among the most death-defying of professionals, boring...

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