- Directed by: Oren Moverman
- Written by: Alessandro Camon, Oren Moverman
- Cast: Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson, Steve Buscemi, Samantha Morton, Jena Malone, Yaya DaCosta
Injured US Army Staff Sergeant Will Montgomery (Foster) is reassigned to inform relatives that their loved one has been killed on duty. The film falls apart dramatically in the second half and this meditation on ethics and grief never really fulfils its early promise.
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The Messenger18 Apr 2011
Ben Foster and Woody Harrelson film begins well but let down by unfocussed second half
(15) 105min The Messenger is the perfect example of a film of two halves. The first segment is breathtaking, as injured US Army Staff Sergeant Will Montgomery (Ben Foster) is reassigned to the Casualty Notification Team. Partnered with career soldier…
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