Schutzengel (2012)

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A troubled veteran from the war in Afghanistan works to protect an orphaned teenager who witnessed a murder from the killer's henchmen.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
TV Reporter Türkei
Volker Albers ...
TV Reporter RTL
Shooter 12
Gode Benedix ...
Karl Falkner
Jytte-Merle Böhrnsen ...
Leo's Frau
Nicolais Borger ...
Falkners Tochter 2
Vanessa Bühler ...
Angestellte Supermarkt
Nina Eichinger ...
TV Reporterin N-TV
Matthias Fornoff ...
Nachrichtensprecher ZDF
Wanja Götz ...
Shooter 10
Marcel Graf ...
Shooter 13
Matthias Günther ...
Shooter 6
Carsten Haedler ...
TV Reporter N24 (as Carsten Hädler)


A troubled veteran from the war in Afghanistan works to protect an orphaned teenager who witnessed a murder from the killer's henchmen.

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Release Date:

27 September 2012 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

The Guardians  »

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€7,500,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Til Schweiger isn't the German answer to Chuck Norris
5 May 2013 | by (Yurp) – See all my reviews

Chuck Norris is an inferior rip-off of Til Schweiger. Although Chuck Norris started his career before Til Schweiger. But then Til Schweiger decided to change the course of time itself. So there.

What Til and Chuck do have in common, though, is that they both can be entertaining actors, for those good, old kick-back-with-a-beer movies that you shouldn't mention when you're trying to impress a classy chick. They serve, they entertain, they kick ass. However, they don't possess the powers of irony. If you let them produce, write, direct, act and cast their own daughter, then you're in for a long, dark ride. While he was at it, Til Schweiger might as well have called this movie "Til Schweiger Saves The World And All Chicks Want Him". As it was, he strangely limited himself to "Guardian Angel". But the action scenes are a lot of fun. Five mercenaries with automatic rifles blaze into a room with Til Schweiger in it. An unequal fight ensues, and a bad day for the mercenaries begins. Til tilts his gat gangsta style and wastes them all while bullets, plaster and human debris swirl through the air in slo-motion like birds through the rain-forest in Powanisqatsi. Beautiful to watch. My advice would be to simply fast forward to the next, beautifully photographed action scene. Because when the last bad guy has been wasted, Til Schweiger begins to talk, and that means serving up platitudes with a tightened jawbone. If you save another soldier's life, you see, you get a friendship bracelet. And Til could wear a different friendship bracelet "every day of the week". That made me worry about the Bundeswehr.

With a more ironic script, this movie would have been enjoyable in a dumb way. As it is, it's a potpourri of Hollywood action movies from the last 30 years.

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