Kill the Messenger
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In Theaters October 10 (10 days)
Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner ("The Bourne Legacy") leads an all-star cast in a dramatic thriller based on the remarkable true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb. Webb stumbles onto a story which leads to the shady origins of the men who started the crack epidemic on the nation's streets...and further alleges that the CIA was aware of major dealers who were smuggling cocaine into the U.S., and using the profits to arm rebels fighting in Nicaragua. Despite warnings from drug kingpins and CIA operatives to stop his investigation, Webb keeps digging… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Renner appears completely immersed in his role and when the clouds of doubt accumulate and the man becomes a professional pariah, it's a painful thing to see."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter
"Delivers a searing criticism of contemporary America's tendency to miss the most important elements of a story."
‑ Kristy Puchko,
"The intent of the film, and its timeliness, are beyond reproach, but that doesn't make "Kill the Messenger" as stirring or inspiring of indignation as it clearly wants to be."
‑ Alonso Duralde, TheWrap
"An "issue film" worth seeing."
‑ Jordan Hoffman, Guardian
"Jeremy Renner gives his best performance since 'The Hurt Locker' in this assiduous, engrossing drama about the late investigative reporter Gary Webb."
‑ Andrew Barker, Variety
"Ultimately jejune and hokey in spots, 'Messenger' has a lot of heart and passion. It's even soulful in its best quiet moments, but the well-meaning film doesn't possess the skills to transform admirable ambitions into something with lasting resonance."
‑ Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist
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