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The Courier (2012)

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A specialist carrier is hired to deliver a mysterious case to the underworld's most dangerous hitman.

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Hany Abu-Assad
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... The Courier
Josie Ho ... Anna
Til Schweiger ... Lispy
Miguel Ferrer ... Mr. Capo
Lili Taylor ... Mrs. Capo
Mark Margolis ... Stitch
Mickey Rourke ... Maxwell
David Jensen ... San Fran Tanna
Andrea Frankle ... Deidre
Clyde Risley Jones Clyde Risley Jones ... Jack Straw (as Clyde R. Jones)
Lily Solange Hewitt Lily Solange Hewitt ... Lucy (as Lily Hewitt)
Annalaina Marks ... Woman on Plank
Lance J. Guidry Lance J. Guidry ... T Petite
Randal Reeder ... Boo
John McConnell John McConnell ... Detective
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Storyline

A specialist carrier is hired to deliver a mysterious case to the underworld's most dangerous hitman.

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He Delivers


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence including some torture, and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 2012 (Kuwait) See more »

Also Known As:

El mensajero See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$58,387
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Films In Motion See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Adrien Brody was originally cast, but dropped out. See more »

Goofs

When the Courier wakes up in the morning, his wrist watch is near the clock alarm. In the next shot it has disappeared. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Maxwell: You're never forgiven your sins.
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Connections

Referenced in Sons of Guns: Movie Gun/Leopard Gun (2011) See more »

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Does a poor job at telling its story.
20 June 2012 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

Never heard of this movie before? Well, keep it that way! There is absolutely nothing worth seeing about this movie, that is basically being just a very standard modern action flick, with a poor story but even worse storytelling.

Quite weird and surprising to learn that this movie got directed by Hany Abu-Assad, who definitely has class and skills in him and is mostly known for directing smaller type of movies, with a strong message in them. Most definitely not dumb action flicks such as this one!

I can see what kind of approach they were going for but they obviously failed with it. They tried to create a smaller and more realistic type of action movie but the story and its characters really aren't suited for that. I actually believe I might had liked this movie better, had it been done as a silly and over-the-top action-flick, in a more '80's type of style.

The movie has a very simple concept but it makes things needlessly difficult. Because of this you will start to loose interest in it all pretty fast and after a while you simply have no idea what is going on anymore, simply because you just don't care about anything that is happening. The storytelling really makes this a far from pleasant movie to follow. Just imaging a Chuck Norris flick, with all of its clichés, getting told as a serious movie. That should give you an idea of how this movie is like.

Those who are looking for a movie with plenty of action to enjoy will also end up feeling disappointed by this movie. This movie feels like such an extremely low-budget one and things don't get any more exciting than a couple of poorly filmed gunfights. Certainly nothing spectacular, surprising or exciting about this movie.

Just forget about it!

4/10

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