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Kill the Messenger full movie is released on Oct 09, 2014. Watch Kill the Messenger online - the English Biography movie from United States , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $5,218,973. Kill the Messenger is directed by Michael Cuesta and created by Peter Landesman with Jeremy Renner and Robert Patrick. Kill the Messenger is available online on Apple iTunes and Amazon Video.

Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb. The film takes place in the mid-1990s, when Webb uncovered the CIA's past role in importing huge amounts of cocaine into the U.S. that was aggressively sold in ghettos across the country to raise money for the Nicaraguan Contras' rebel army. Despite enormous pressure not to, Webb chose to pursue the story and went public with his evidence, publishing the series "Dark Alliance". As a result he experienced a vicious smear campaign fueled by the CIA. At that point Webb found himself defending his integrity, his family, and his life.

As know as:

Wyrok za prawdę, Matem o Mensageiro, Ο αγγελιοφόρος πρέπει να πεθάνει, Xeberçini Öldürmek, Secret d'état

Release Date:

Oct 10, 2014

Release Date (Streaming):

Feb 10, 2015


United States



Stream Service:

Focus Features

Production Companies:

Sierra / Affinity, Bluegrass Films, The Combine

Official Site:

Official Site

Gross worldwide:



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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online
Come for the acting, but not much else.
by rottentomatoes, Sep 01, 2017
Mark Kermode
Observer (UK)
It's sporadically gripping but ultimately rather frustrating fare, leaving us intrigued enough by the conspiracy-theory backstory to want hard documentary evidence rather than mere dramatic licence.
by rottentomatoes, Mar 08, 2015
Geoffrey Macnab
Independent (UK)
[Renner gives] is a rousing performance but the film is a little one-dimensional in its portrayal of Webb as a result.
by rottentomatoes, Mar 06, 2015

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