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The Messenger (2009)

The Messenger
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Ben Foster Ben Foster
Staff Sergeant Will Montgomery
Jena Malone Jena Malone
Eamonn Walker Eamonn Walker
Colonel Stuart Dorsett
Woody Harrelson Woody Harrelson
Captain Tony Stone
Yaya Alafia Yaya Alafia
Monica Washington
Portia Portia
Mrs. Burrell
Lisa Joyce Lisa Joyce
Steve Buscemi Steve Buscemi
Dale Martin

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Alessandro Camon Alessandro Camon
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Oren Moverman Oren Moverman
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The Messenger

7 years, 3 months ago at Sep 11 2:37
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It seems like a simple and unremarkable title until we discover the type of message that the title character has to deliver in this film. The first half of THE MESSENGER focuses largely on the visits made by Staff Sergeant Will Montgomery (Ben Foster) and Captain Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson) to the houses of the families of fallen soldiers. The purpose of these visits is to give the tragic news of... read more

A good movie

4 years, 7 months ago at May 17 14:03
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I wasn't sure what to expect from this flick but since I heard some good things about it, I thought I should give it a try. Eventually, it was an interesting and pretty deep drama about one of the most thankless jobs in the world. So, I did like it but, somehow, it didn't really grab me. I'm not so sure why but maybe it had to with the fact that there was no real storyline but just some episodes r... read more

The Messenger

3 years, 2 months ago at Sep 15 18:58
1 vote
As a rule, I’m generally pretty wary of films that tackle pressing issues that are currently major headlines in the news. The subject matter is often so fresh, so exhaustively covered, that I find it sometimes hard for film-makers to bring a new perspective to it. Or the films can feel well-intentioned but reductive. This is why it took me so long to get around to watching The Messenger.
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An American soldier struggles with an ethical dilemma when he becomes involved with a widow of a fallen officer.
Release date: 4 December 2009
Tags: (6), Military (4), Iraq War (3), Drama (3), 2009 (2), Verbal Abuse (2), Sunglasses (2), Kitchen (2), Sex (2), Engagement Party (1), Undramatic (1), PTSD (1), Bar (1), Singing In Car (1), Obscene Finger Gesture (1), Conflicted Hero (1), In2010 (1), Beret (1), Moving Out (1), Contemplated Suicide (1)
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"Harrelson and Foster are great together and the movie is pretty great but it might be a bit too long or atleast I started to lose my interest a bit toward the end. But then there was a scene that brought me back."

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