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The Messenger Reviews

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October 20, 2014
[Foster and Harrelson's] interplay, on the job (ruining the day of one unfortunate person after the next) and off...provides the backbone of this erratically paced film.
March 5, 2014
The Messenger is always just left of straightforward, which keeps it interesting.
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 22, 2011
Alejado de cualquier rastro de patriotismo, desnudando la complejidad emocional detrás de un drama históricamente recurrente que ha sido retratado con frecuencia por el cine norteamericano, aunque esta vez de manera un poco más intimista.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 14, 2011
It never feels contrived or overwritten, managing to deftly pack emotional punches through the strength of its performances and direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 22, 2011
It's a shame so few people will see this on the silver screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 19, 2011
The Messenger takes on a warmth and plangency that rewards viewing.
June 17, 2011
An intelligent, superbly acted and moving drama that manages to say more about war and its consequences than most films set on the front line.
June 17, 2011
Although it stumbles on the storytelling, drifting rather repetitively around the lives of its haunted protagonists, it's a rewarding, humane picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 16, 2011
An intelligent and well-acted film which deserves its outing here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 16, 2011
It's a film of quietly assured dramatic clout, a strong and sober reckoning with American conscience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 16, 2011
Stumbles a little, loosening its grip in the bromantic final stretch. But if impenitent heartstring pluckage is what you're after, this is where it's at.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 16, 2011
This worthwhile drama reports from the home front as the war on terror continues.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 15, 2011
The Oscar-nominated script pursues a grimly honourable task into its grim and not always honourable byways.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 15, 2011
Intimate, powerful filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 15, 2011
It's a welcome addition to the increasingly interesting movie canon dealing with the downside of the war.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 15, 2011
[An] unpredictable, episodic, deeply resonant character piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 14, 2011
A powerhouse performance full of tragic comic undertones while looking at the psychological effects of war in an original storytelling manner...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 13, 2011
A worthy addition to the canon of Iraq war films, The Messenger has a gentle humanity that creeps under your skin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 23, 2011
It's a tough job but someone's got to do it in a moving look at one of the armed forces' most harrowing details.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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