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The Messenger full movie is released on Dec 04, 2009. Watch The Messenger online - the English Drama movie from United States , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $1,595,417. The Messenger is directed by Oren Moverman and created by Alessandro Camon with Ben Foster and Jena Malone. The Messenger is available online on fuboTV and Peacock.

While on a recent deployment to Iraq, US Army Staff Sergeant Will Montgomery is injured when an improvised explosive device goes off within close proximity to him. He is back in the States recovering from the more serious of those injuries, including one to his eye and leg. He has resumed a sexual relationship with his long time girlfriend Kelly, despite the fact that she is now engaged to another man who Will knows. With the few months Will has left in his enlistment, the army assigns him to the Casualty Notification Team in his area. Not having a background in counseling, psychology or grief management, he is unsure if he is well suited to this job. He is partnered with a career soldier, Captain Tony Stone, who teaches Will the precise protocol involved in the job. Tony tells Will, who quickly learns by on the job experience, that this job has its own dangers. As Will learns to adapt to the range of emotions of the next of kin, he is unprepared for the reaction of Olivia Pitterson, whose husband was killed in Iraq. His initial encounter with Olivia leads to him wanting to get to know her better, which may not be in either her or his best interest. Despite being a recovering alcoholic, the more experienced Tony tries to guide Will as best he can under their collective circumstances.

As know as:

The Messenger, Le messager, A harcmező hírnökei, Oltre le regole - The Messenger, Παράπλευρες απώλειες

Release Date:

Nov 27, 2009

Release Date (Streaming):

May 18, 2010


United States


English, Spanish

Stream Service:

Oscilloscope Pictures

Production Companies:

Oscilloscope, Omnilab Media, Sherazade Film Development

Gross worldwide:



Ed Koch
The Atlantic
An extraordinary anti-war film that does not engage in polemics. The Messenger's extreme effectiveness is due to the brilliant acting of Ben Foster and Woody Harrelson.
by rottentomatoes, Jan 16, 2018
Alissa Wilkinson
Paste Magazine
It is relentlessly bleak, even in its lighter moments. The downbeat tone is wearying. These days, we just need some hope.
by rottentomatoes, Apr 12, 2016
Laura Kern
Film Comment Magazine
[Foster and Harrelson's] interplay, on the job (ruining the day of one unfortunate person after the next) and off...provides the backbone of this erratically paced film.
by rottentomatoes, Oct 20, 2014

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