The Messenger

The Messenger

Streaming Video - 2009
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Nooksack20
Dec 04, 2017

Good portrayal of the military notification service's difficult roll.

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empbee
Mar 12, 2016

Long, i.e., not engaging but It has some good moments.

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0cho
Aug 14, 2014

An interesting movie depicting how next of kin are informed of their loved ones death in the military. A little long at times but Woody brings some good comedic relief. Not a great movie, but OK.

JCLHelenH Dec 10, 2013

A film I found difficult to watch about the men who make first contact with the families of fallen soldiers. I was initially confused by the absence of an ending, but it's not really over, is it?

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velloxal
Jun 13, 2013

Very unpleasant job, but someone will have to do it. Sorrow, anger, sadness and somehow new beginning.

RobertLR Apr 29, 2013

Good job by the exbartender from Cheers. Thought the love angle was somewhat out of place for the sargent but I can see the job they had would be extremely difficult and how emotions can be stretched esp for such an illegitimate war as Iraq

aaa5756 Jan 17, 2013

Very well done documentary movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. A++ DVD

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BlueMoonGirl
Aug 07, 2012

Felt like an accurate portrayal of what has to be an extremely difficult job. Good acting.

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mysccl
Jul 10, 2012

some jobs are tougher than they seem.messenger is one among them.but i think there are unnecessary inappropriate scenes.

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MUSICinWIRES
May 16, 2012

Awesome acting, cute theme, brilliant...
over all that, i can say i actually enjoyed this movie!

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shadynz
Aug 10, 2011

Very raw film about the Office of Notification in the US Army.
Thoroughly enjoyed this film . It showed the human face behind the Army mask. The sideline love story just made my heart melt.....

nwdeweyfan Aug 10, 2010

Great acting by Ben Foster and Woody Harrelson. Some of the supporting cast are also standouts, including Samantha Morton and Steve Buscemi. Some of the scenes are very raw, and might be difficult to view if you've lost a loved one recently, This is certainly not a feel-good movie, but one that will leave you thinking.

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joseph
Jul 21, 2010

Must See – The Messenger (2009) 113 min. Great performances by Ben Foster and Woody Harrelson propel this engaging story about army personnel assigned to inform family members of the death of their on/daughter/husband/wife in the line of duty. The character study of the various individuals – some cold and hard; others empathetic and warm makes for a well-produced film. Keep your focus specifically on Harrelson who slowly allows the environment to chip away at his hard exterior. Just a word of warning, the acting is incredibly realistic and some scenes of sorrow exhibited by the grieving family members will hit home. The film was nominated for supporting acting (Woody Harrelson) and original screenplay

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CalicoJack
Jun 10, 2010

Perhaps the best recent dramatization of the personal lives of modern American combat veterans & their families. Strong, humane performances by Ben Foster & Woody Harrelson are ably supported by Samatha Morton.

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Ziggy9999
Jun 07, 2010

Woody does Woody and the story is certainly relevant today, but in the end it all seems pointless. There is no direction, plot, or action that actually says anything to the viewer.

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redwallflower
Jun 07, 2010

Great acting by both Ben Foster and Woody Harrelson. This movie does a good job of illustrating how incredibly difficult this job would be, especially after returning from duty.

McIndoo Jun 03, 2010

This is Woody Harrelson's most powerful and emotional performance thus far!


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