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Bad News is Good Drama in 'The Messenger'new

Earlier this year, the independent film The Messenger very quietly racked up two Oscar nominations—one for Best Original Screenplay and one for Best Supporting Actor. That’s appropriate for a film as quietly powerful as The Messenger.
Weekly Alibi  |  Devin D. O’Leary  |  04-12-2010  |  Reviews

The War Comes Home in 'The Messenger'new

The backdrop for The Messenger, Oren Moverman's astonishing directing debut, is especially resonant and cinematically uncharted.
INDY Week  |  Neil Morris  |  01-28-2010  |  Reviews

'The Messenger' Delivers Stark Lesson About Casualties of Warnew

Staff Sergeant Will Montgomery (Ben Foster) receives new orders in the first scenes of The Messenger. Will endured injuries to his eye and leg in an Iraqi firefight, and has the wounds and decorations to prove it, but his latest assignment will leave its own kind of scars.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  01-12-2010  |  Reviews

The Messenger's Bad News Comes in Threesnew

Because life, especially in wartime, can be understatedly described as "messy," it's perhaps feasible to excuse The Messenger's disarray.
The Portland Mercury  |  Marjorie Skinner  |  12-07-2009  |  Reviews

Ben Foster is Painfully Good in 'The Messenger'new

In Foster's first leading role, he plays a character who has just returned from Iraq and is completely cut off from his emotions, even as he's assigned the most emotional job of all, that of a casualty-notification officer.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Anders Wright  |  11-18-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

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