The Courier Reviews

Oct 9, 2022
The Courier has everything you want in a Cold War spy thriller. It’s solidly paced and strikes a nice balance of suspense and moving human drama.
Sep 22, 2022
This is a gripping story of adversity against all odds, mixing patriotism and uncomplicated heroics with a well-paced structure that knows when to escalate and when to settle back into the calm.
Aug 17, 2022
“The Courier” is helped by its compelling ‘based on true events‘ element and by its deep respect for its characters who effectively pull us into this remarkable story of valor, sacrifice, and friendship.
Jun 5, 2022
An ordinary citizen's casualness being introduced to a complex world of secrets and spies is fascinating to see displayed, and Cumberbatch does a magnificent job at grasping this portrayal.
Mar 3, 2022
The Courier isnt quite the breath-taking labyrinth of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (Cumberbatchs other Cold War thriller), but for those looking for some old-fashioned spy games, this accomplishes its mission.
Jan 26, 2022
Celebrates a bygone era when it wasn't abnormal to sacrifice one's personal interests for the sake of a larger community or cause.
Nov 17, 2021
...essentially the story of an extraordinary male friendship...
Nov 15, 2021
Until the final stretch of the story, there isn't even too much tension. [Full review in Spanish]
Nov 5, 2021
Despite having a rather committed performance from Benedict Cumberbatch, 'The Courier' is a spy thriller in the code of Le Carré that operates on conventional grounds without any tension or anything that is thrilling. [Full review in Spanish]
Nov 4, 2021
The cast is very good but -- little surprise -- it's Cumberbatch who steals the show.
Nov 3, 2021
Solid, but without too many or any surprises. [Full review in Spanish]
Oct 28, 2021
There is some spycraft here, but director Dominic Cooke (On Chesil Beach, 2017) puts an emphasis on revealing the humans behind the stoic facades.
Oct 28, 2021
It's difficult to watch The Courier and not think of Bridge of Spies. [Full review in Spanish]
Oct 27, 2021
The second half surprises as the drama builds. [Full Review in Spanish]
Oct 5, 2021
Following in the hallowed footsteps of le Carré, Dominic Cooke's The Courier is a smart, sophisticated Cold War espionage tale that proves facts can sometimes be more fantastical than fiction.
Sep 2, 2021
Turns out to be so much more than a history lesson... A daunting drama.
Sep 1, 2021
The heart of the story doesn't come from Wynne's relationship with his wife, but from the bond he forges with Penkovsky.
Aug 19, 2021
This is a riveting look behind the historical headlines, tracing a complex series of events with both clarity and nerves of steel.
Aug 18, 2021
In this film, it's the rich character development, and the deep chemistry between the two leads, Ninidze and Cumberbatch, that does the heavy lifting.
Aug 17, 2021
As Cold War thrillers go, this is top class - tense and stressful to an almost unbearable degree.
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