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R| 2 hr. 28 min.

Plot Summary
Mystic, maiden, martyr - whatever you choose to call her, it is difficult to dispute that Joan of Arc led a remarkably accomplished life for a peasant girl who never went to school ... and never saw her 20th birthday. It all began in 1429, when a teenage girl from a remote village in France stood before the world and announced she would defeat the world's greatest army and liberate her country.

Cast: Milla Jovovich , John Malkovich , Faye Dunaway , Dustin Hoffman , Pascal Greggory , Vincent Cassel , Tcheky Karyo , Richard Ridings

Director: Luc Besson

Genres: Historical drama

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)

Release Date: October 18th, 1999|2 hr. 28 min.

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  • 40
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    For the 148 minutes it takes "The Messenger" to deliver its message, being John Malkovich or Milla Jovovich is really no fun at all. show more

  • 25
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Isn't some sober history lesson that bogs down in long speeches and tedious facts. It's about style, it's about fashion, it's about rock 'n' roll busting out in medieval France. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Has a three-way split personality, which happily includes an action-packed middle to ease the pain of its early protracted exposition and later action so slow that you'll be asking "Gotta match?" to the person next to you. show more

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