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R| 1 hr. 52 min.

Plot Summary
After being injured in Iraq, soldier Will Montgomery (Ben Foster) returns home to finish the rest of his tour of duty in the Army's Casualty Notification service. Teamed with veteran officer Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson), Will tries to come to terms with his own pain while dealing with the cold realities of his new mission. Will finds himself in the grip of an ethical problem when he becomes involved with Olivia (Samantha Morton), the widow of a fallen soldier.

Cast: Ben Foster , Woody Harrelson , Samantha Morton , Jena Malone , Steve Buscemi , Michael Chernus , Halley Feiffer , Peter Friedman

Director: Oren Moverman

Genres: Drama, War, Romance

Distributor: Oscilloscope Pictures

The Messenger (2009)

Release Date: November 13th, 2009|1 hr. 52 min.

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  • February 02, 2011 GDitalia992
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    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 maloned1
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    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 Shocked Soldier. This is not a war movie. But it has it's affects all over it. It really made me connect and feel what these characters were going through. They were experiencing their own post traumatic stress disorder after every message they delivered. They were already scared by their past, so their job add in creating these multi-layered characters. I recommend it.

  • June 03, 2010 jackd1207
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    BAD! Poor character development, weak story, and poor acting. Want me go on?

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