- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 2 hours, 19 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 23, 2007
- Originally Released: 2006
- Label: Touchstone / Disney
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English, French, Spanish
- Subtitles - French, Spanish - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Alternate Ending With On-Camera Introduction - Andrew Davis - Director
- Audio Commentary: Andrew Davis - Director
- MAKING WAVES - The Making Of THE GUARDIAN
- UNSUNG HEROES - Tribute To The Real-Life Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 09/29/2006
"[A]n action movie, a basic training movie, a swaggering sea adventure, a home front melodrama and an inspiriting tough-love heroic fable."
Total Film - 11/01/2006
3 stars out of 5 -- "[Kutcher] is running at full power throughout....There's real chemistry between Kutcher and Kev..."
Sight and Sound - 12/01/2006
"[Costner] brings a seasoned, low-key authority to the part....Kutcher's performance manages to keep pace with Fischer's growing maturity."
Ultimate DVD - 07/01/2007
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] very watchable drama....The personal conflicts are complemented by some terrific action sequences..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 08/03/2011
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "The drama builds remorselessly....THE GUARD is a pleasure."
Theatrical Release |
- Theatrical Release: September 29, 2006