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The Messenger

The Messenger
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 98 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Blair
  • Cast: Robert Sheehan, Lily Cole, Tamzin Merchant, Joely Richardson
  • UK release: 25 September 2015

A man haunted by ghosts gets caught up in the investigation of the death of a famous journalist in this po-faced yet sometimes comically mishandled supernatural drama from Blair. It tries to cultivate character by laying the stylish tics on thick (distractingly askew camera angles, frequent flashbacks) but most of the elements are at odds. Thinly drawn and poorly paced with precious little suspense, while the story itself is predictable and laboriously imparted.

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The Messenger

14 Sep 20152 stars

Clumsy supernatural drama featuring Robert Sheehan and Joely Richardson

Robert Sheehan sees dead people and they turn out to be a real drag in this po-faced yet sometimes comically mishandled supernatural drama from David Blair, which riffs on The Sixth Sense and Ghost but which forgoes the poltergeists and pottery for a…

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