Thursday, 14 January 2010

Mini Reviews - 'The Messenger'

The Messenger’

Woody Harrelson, Samantha Morton and Ben Foster are superb in this Sundance drama which revolves around a US Army officer assigned to casualty notification.

While the film never preaches about the war it speaks volumes in the three main characters.

Ben Foster gives a career making performance in the lead role, but it is Woody Harrelson as his very damaged and tightly would partner, and Samantha Morton as the newly widowed love interest (and whose ability to speak volumes just from her eyes is devastating) who make this film as powerful as it is, but they are still not able to hide the cracks of a story that needed to show just a little more humanity.

Grade - B

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