Kill The Messenger: Blu-ray Review











The Movie:

In the 1990s, this dedicated reporter’s quest for the truth took him from the prisons of California to the villages of Nicaragua to the corridors of power in Washington, D.C. – and his investigative reporting drew the kind of attention that threatened not just his career, but his family and his life. Webb himself becomes the story and a target, as jealous rival reporters who missed the story move to discredit his work and reputation in an increasingly vicious smear campaign. His wife Sue (Rosemarie DeWitt) tries to stand by him even as, despite warnings from drug kingpins and menacing surveillance intended to deter his investigation, Webb keeps digging to prove a direct link between cocaine smugglers and the CIA, a conspiracy with explosive implications.

I’ll be honest, political thrillers aren’t usually my cup of tea but with Renner leading the film I wanted to at least give it a viewing. He’s proven that he can lead a film and that he can perform with the best of the best. The story was intriguing to me almost immediately because of the conspiracy aspect to it. Webb was questioning things and trying to find out certain truths and that attracted the wrong kind of attention from the wrong kind of people and it created for a tension filled film from beginning to end. The scariest thing about this film is that it was based on a true story. I don’t know what I would’ve done if I was in Webb’s position but this film definitely puts you in that mindset. Even though this a really good film it isn’t the best that I’ve seen in this genre. It lacked a certain something that I can’t put my finger on exactly but I didn’t walk away from this movie as floored as I thought I would’ve been. It’s definitely nothing against the story at all, I just think it was having to do with the pacing of the film that may have hurt it a bit. Other than that I really do think that this is a film that should be seen because of it’s content. 8/10

Special Features:

Deleted Scenes – About six scenes that include optional commentary

Kill The Messenger: The All-Star Cast – A basic and short feature on the cast that includes interview snippets.

Crack in America – This short feature looks at…..well Crack.

Filming in Georgia – This is a look at the locations that they filmed the movie.

Feature Commentary With Director Michael Cuesta

Kill The Messenger is available NOW on Blu-ray and DVD from Universal Studios Home Entertainment


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