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

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc

Release Date: November 12th, 1999

DVD Release Date: April 4th, 2000

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, Tchéky Karyo, Richard Ridings

Director: Luc Besson

Genres: Historical drama , Biography , War , Adventure

Production Co: Gaumont

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Brash, France, Gripping, Sacrifice, Soldier, Quest, Growing up

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Desmond RyanPhiladelphia Inquirer

    You might be occasionally dumbfounded by The Messenger, but you won't be bored. show more

  • 100
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    Such a sour, mindlessly inflated experience that seeing it may temporarily put you off historical movies. show more

  • 67
    Michael AtkinsonMr. Showbiz

    It's Besson's stunning visual fluency that takes center stage, and in the end, that's not quite enough. show more

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