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The Messenger (2009) - Movie Details

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Drama
105 min.
Release Date
November 13, 2009 (Limited)
DVD Release Date
May 18, 2010 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
105 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for language and some sexual content/nudity

In his most powerful performance to date, Ben Foster stars as Will Montgomery, a U.S. Army officer who has just returned home from a tour in Iraq and is assigned to the Army’s Casualty Notification service. Partnered with fellow officer Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson) to bear the bad news to the loved ones of fallen soldiers, Will faces the challenge of completing his mission while seeking to find comfort and healing back on the home... Full synopsis »

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2009 may finally be the year of the Iraq war. In Hollywood, that is. Filmmakers have been trying to pull off dramas about Bush's war for years now, but only this year - first with The Hurt Locker - did one truly succeed. Jump ahead a couple of months and we have another contender for best movie of the year: The Messenger. Full movie review »
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