The Guardians (2017 film)

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The Guardians
The Guardians (2017 film).jpg
Film poster
Directed byXavier Beauvois
Written byXavier Beauvois
StarringNathalie Baye
Release date
  • 8 September 2017 (2017-09-08) (TIFF)
  • 6 December 2017 (2017-12-06) (France)
Running time
138 minutes
Budget$10.5 million[1]
Box office$796,000[2]

The Guardians (French: Les gardiennes) is a 2017 French drama film directed and written by Xavier Beauvois. It was screened in the Special Presentations section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.[3]



On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 90%, based on 31 reviews, and an average rating of 7.7/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "The Guardians proves that the oft-unraveled canvas of World War I still has fresh stories to tell — and adds another gorgeously filmed entry to Xavier Beauvois' filmography."[4] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 82 out of 100, based on 12 critics, indicating "universal acclaim".[5]


  1. ^ "Les Gardiennes (2017)". JP's Box-Office. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  2. ^ "The Guardians". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  3. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (25 July 2017). "Toronto Film Festival 2017 Unveils Strong Slate". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  4. ^ "The Guardians (Les Gardiennes) (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  5. ^ "The Guardians Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 26 June 2018.

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