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The Messenger


Rated R for language and some sexual content/nudity.

R 105min.
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In his most powerful performance to date, Ben Foster stars as Will Montgomery, a U.S. Army officer who has just returned home from a tour in Iraq and is assigned to the Army's Casualty Notification service. Read More
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Staff Sgt. Will Montgomery
Capt. Tony Stone
Olivia Pitterson
Dale Martin
Col. Stuart Dorsett
February 02, 2011
This movie was amazing; it is probably one of the best movies that I have seen in a long time. It has so much emotion that you can almost feel what the characters are feeling. Ben Foster and Woody Harrelson both give an incredible performance.
June 21, 2010
I liked it more then The Hurt Locker. I cared more about these characters. I was emotionally invested. I thought the Hurt Locker was a little cliche. It was good, but not great. I really didn't care about the main character in the Hurt Locker. I felt like it was the same re-hashed story of the soldier that likes war a little to much. But The Messenger takes a different approach to the Shell
June 03, 2010
BAD! Poor character development, weak story, and poor acting. Want me go on?
December 01, 2009
I think this is possibly one of the greatest non-combative war films of all time. Ben Foster's character's struggle between a soldiers duty and his humanity is a tense but beautifully developed conflict that he is constantly struggling with. The cinematographer did a great job showing the isolation of Foster's character through the use of shadows and framing. The relationship between him and
November 08, 2009

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