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Kill The Messenger (2014)Kill The Messenger (2014)

Kill The Messenger (2014)

Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.2

movie

United States of America

English, Spanish

A-list actors, Thrilling, True-story-based

2014

Michael Cuesta

Andy Garcia, Barry Pepper, Dan Futterman

112 min

Synopsis

A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb.

Our Take

7.2
The Staff

Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker, The Town, Arrival) plays Gary Webb, a journalist in investigating the American government’s possible involvement in cocaine trafficking in Latin America. Based on a true story, it’s in the same vein as other recent movies on investigative journalism. Jeremy Renner’s performance is the main reason to watch this movie. Even as the story spins into deeper levels of complexity, he remains a coherent, steady point of reference. It was his chance to prove to directors that he can carry a big-budget movie and he nailed it.

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Excellent movie.

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