Sunday, November 22, 2009

Quick Thoughts on 'The Messenger'

The Messenger is one of the best-acted films of the year. Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson, Samantha Morton, and even Steve Buscemi in a small role as a father are all in top form. Foster's performance is remarkably complex and he does a fantastic job. The film overall, while certainly worth-seeing, is nevertheless uneven and unfocused. There is a lot going on in this film that it's tough to tell what the main purpose was. I still recommend it for the acting, and this film does have some scenes of remarkable power.


My full review will be up later this week. Check out the trailer and an interview with Woody Harrelson below. 




2 comments:

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

Is Jena Malone any good in this?

Danny King said...

@ Andrew: She doesn't have a lot of screen time, but she is very good when she does appear.

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