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The Messenger Reviews



out of 100

Generally favorable reviews
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  • 88

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    This heart-rending tale also is a mesmerizing one because of several superb performances, particularly those of Ben Foster and Woody Harrelson.

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  • 83

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    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    There's nothing drab about the tormented place these men take each other to. You'll want to go along.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Moverman adopts a functional directing style that gives full rein to the actors' impressive performances.

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