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Certificate 15
Ben Foster
Woody Harrelson
Samantha Morton
Oren Moverman
Alessandro Camon
Oren Moverman
Running Time
113 minutes

The Messenger
Oscar-nominated drama

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The Messenger

Assigned to a Casualty Notification unit, Sgt. Will Montgomery (Foster) is paired with disillusioned captain Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson). When he becomes close with the wife of a serviceman killed in action, Foster is faced with the fall-out of crossing an unspoken line.

A worthy addition to the canon of Iraq war films, The Messenger has a gentle humanity that creeps under your skin. Look out for a terrific Harrelson turn, too.

Reviewed by Andrew Male

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