|2015||95 Min||Horror . Drama . Mystery|
The Messenger is the story of Jack’s last melt down: a story of frustration and guilt, love and betrayal, family and blame. Unwillingly becoming embroiled in the unfinished business of Mark, a journalist brutally murdered in the local park and his television presenter wife, Sarah, to whom he’s desperate to say one last goodbye, Jack finds himself getting closer to Sarah, obsessed with passing on Mark’s message. Discovering hidden secrets and lies finally pushes the fragile Jack over the edge but there is hope when his estranged sister, Emma, gets in touch. Jack starts to remember the past they shared together and as the memories come flooding back, he confronts the truth about the death of his father.
|Actors:||Joely Richardson , Lily Cole , Robert Sheehan , David O'Hara , Tamzin Merchant|
One of the main rallying points of The Messenger is that birds have “something to tell us” about the environment’s mounting ecological hazards. The canary in a coal mine phenomenon, according to this film, has assumed global proportions.Christian Science Monitor Full Review
The filmmakers, like the songbirds they advocate for, are only messengers, but their message is persuasive and terrifying.Village Voice Full Review
Overall, the arguments are persuasive, the message from the birds powerful, and the film a rich and satisfying call to action that is presented with some novel ideas for how to restore the ecological balance.The New York Times Full Review
The doc’s stunning slo-mo footage of midair locomotion emphasizes these messengers’ grace and mystery.The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
The slow-motion close-ups alone should convince you these magnificent creatures are well worth the effort.Los Angeles Times Full Review