Kill the Messenger

Kill the Messenger

Kill the Messenger

True crime mystery starring Jeremy Renner (American Hustle) as real-life journalist Gary Webb. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist uncovered the shady origins of the men who started the crack epidemic on US streets, as well as the CIA's involvement. Co-stars Rosemarie DeWitt (Your Sister’s Sister) and the great Ray Liotta (Killing Them Softly).

Despite warnings from drug kingpins and the CIA to stop his investigation, Webb keeps digging and uncovers a conspiracy. His journey takes him from the prisons of California to the villages of Nicaragua to the highest corridors of power in Washington, DC.

2014Rating: M, Mature themes, drug references and coarse language112 minsUSA
DramaMysteryThrillerTrue Story & Biography

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Kill the Messenger / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Jeremy Renner’s most complete performance since The Hurt Locker.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The film falters as the story swells and churns.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It’s a great story that lends itself to some striking scenes. Yet the film in total – if I may paraphrase Webb’s critics – has a number of holes.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

Kill The Messenger isn’t a great movie, but it’s a great vehicle for Renner, and a showcase for the kind of work he should be doing more regularly.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Renner inhabits the character completely, digging into the role with the same won't-let-go fierceness Webb himself displayed.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Renner appears completely immersed in his role and when the clouds of doubt accumulate and the man becomes a professional pariah, it's a painful thing to see.

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