The Messenger

2009

Action / Drama / Romance / War

44
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 90%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 75%
IMDb Rating 7.1 10 31821

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Director

Cast

Jena Malone as Kelly
Woody Harrelson as Captain Tony Stone
Ben Foster as Staff Sergeant Will Montgomery
720p.BLU
701.31 MB
1280*720
English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 53 min
P/S 4 / 20

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Andres-Camara 5 / 10

If it were shorter it would be better

The movie is long. It repeats too much. To see how it affects the character, you do not need to see it so many times. It is a film that if it were shorter would win many points.

The actors are very good, but Harrelson is a very good actor, that is not discovering anything new.

At least, do not waste time in sex, that's to be grateful. It does well. No need to see what to know what will happen.

Photography does not help much. It is not a pretty photograph. It is austere without more.

The director, directs characters, but does not see that there is a film left. The plans are basic. It does not place the camera well. He does not know how to narrate with her. It does not bore but it stagnates.

It lets itself be seen.

Reviewed by grantss 8 / 10

Good, but could have been brilliant

Good, but could have been mind-blowingly great. The movie was set up perfectly in the first two-thirds or so, but failed to make a profound point. The final third isn't a waste, having some very poignant and sensitive moments, but it was set up for something massively insightful.

Quite original plot and sensitive, flowing Clint Eastwood-like direction. Superb performances from Ben Foster and Woody Harrelson. Harrelson deserved his Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination. Solid support from Samantha Morton and a good minor performance from Steve Buscemi.

Reviewed by smatysia 6 / 10

Serious and thoughtful, if depressing

What an extremely depressing movie, start to finish. Just so you know. Now, having said that, there is nothing really wrong with that. There is definitely a place for sad movies. With all of the (well-deserved) criticism of Hollywood for putting out cookie-cutter films, this is not one of them. It is serious and thoughtful. I've never been much of a fan of Woody Harrelson, what with his weird roles in such things as "Cheers" and "Natural Born Killers", and his loopy politics and hit man father, but he really brought some acting chops into this role. Samantha Morton played her role as an awkward widowed mom very well. And Lisa Joyce was nice in a small part. But I don't know if I can recommend this one.

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