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R| 1 hr. 52 min.

Plot Summary

Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Bourne Legacy”) leads an all-star cast in a dramatic thriller based on the remarkable true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb. Webb stumbles onto a story which leads to the shady origins of the men who started the crack epidemic on the nation’s streets…and further alleges  that the CIA was aware of major dealers who were smuggling cocaine into the U.S., and using the profits to arm rebels fighting in Nicaragua. Despite warnings from drug kingpins and CIA operatives to stop his investigation, Webb keeps digging to uncover a conspiracy with explosive implications. His journey takes him from the prisons of California to the villages of Nicaragua to the highest corridors of power in Washington, D.C. – and draws the kind of attention that threatens not just his career, but his family and his life.

Cast: Jeremy Renner , Rosemarie DeWitt , Ray Liotta , Tim Blake Nelson , Barry Pepper , Oliver Platt , Michael Sheen , Paz Vega

Director: Michael Cuesta

Genres: Docudrama, Thriller

Distributor: Focus Features

Kill the Messenger (2014)

Release Date: October 10th, 2014|1 hr. 52 min.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • In his performance, Jeremy Renner hints at something dark stirring beneath Webb’s surface, but it never quite comes out, and we’re left with something more on the order of a rough-hewn saint. Kill the Messenger tells an interesting tale, but it’s caught in an odd zone between too-Hollywood and not Hollywood enough. show more

  • As suspenseful as any episode of Showtime's "Homeland," which director Michael Cuesta also executive-produced. show more

  • If the screenplay to Kill the Messenger were a news story, any capable copydesk would have kicked it back to the reporter — not for a shortage of facts, but a lack of dramatic soul. show more

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