Kill the Messenger

Can you keep a national secret?


Kill the Messenger
Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb, who stumbled onto a story which lead to the shady origins of the men who started the crack epidemic on the nation's streets and further alleged that the CIA was aware of major dealers who were smuggling cocaine into the U.S., and using the profits to arm rebels fighting in Nicaragua. Despite warnings from drug kingpins and CIA operatives to stop his investigation, Webb keeps digging to uncover a conspiracy with explosive implications. His journey takes him from the prisons of California to the villages of Nicaragua to the highest corridors of power in Washington, D.C. ... and draws the kind of attention that threatens not just his career, but his family and his life.

112 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Drug abuse).
Biographical, Crime, Detective/Mystery, Drama.

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Credits

Cast
Jeremy Renner, Robert Patrick, Jena Sims, Robert Pralgo, Hajji Golightly
Director
Michael Cuesta
ScreenplayPeter Landesman, from the book by Gary Webb, Nick Schou
MusicNathan Johnson
CinematographySean Bobbitt
EditingBrian A. Kates
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2014
Produced byBluegrass Films, The Combine

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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
3
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
16 +
Positive messages
2
Positive role models
3
Violence
2
Sex
1
Language
4
Consumerism
1
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Rozanne Els quote icon'n Dodelike soektog na die waarheid.
10
Cape Times
Todd McCarthy quote iconCrusader journo.
10
Metacritic.com
34 critics
12
Rottentomatoes critics
99 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconKill the Messenger's potent fury over the tale of its real-life subject overrides its factual inaccuracies and occasional narrative stumbles.
15
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
14
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconTense journalism thriller examines CIA-Contra scandal.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
29 users
15
Rottentomatoes users
11489 users
13
Internet
11758 Netizens quote iconReally liked the whole thing. A great drama.
14

Average .. 66%

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