The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
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The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
In 1429, a teenage girl from a remote village stood before the world and announced she would defeat the world's greatest army and liberate her country. In began as a small voice in the heart of a simple girl... but the voice grew stronger, rulers were drawn to listen, armies were empowered to fight and her countrymen were inspired to believe.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 30%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Both visually spectacular and staggeringly awful."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"Besson seems to have no sense that Joan herself was giving a performance."
‑ J. Hoberman, Village Voice
"Makes precious little sense."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"I know less about Joan of Arc now than I did going into the film."
‑ Widgett Walls,
"It's bad history and bad filmmaking."
‑ Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Daily News
"The lack of a plausible leading lady is enough to sink what is otherwise an eye-catching, although heavily '90s-style, telling of one of history's most frequently filmed stories."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"Jovovich brings an intensity to the role well-matched to Besson's stylistic energy, though this comic-bookish take on Jeanne D'Arc won't be winning any historical-society awards. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"This unusual French interpretation of Joan of Arc sees her as a radical zealot like John Brown."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"In Luc Besson's The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, little is compelling, explained or even interesting."
‑ Sandra Ramani, Citysearch
"Poorly conceived."
‑ Neil Kendricks, San Diego Union-Tribune
‑ Steve Murray, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Impressive to look at, but in the end, it just doesn't ring true."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"Girlfriend was a few fries short of a happy meal."
‑ Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel, 3BlackChicks Review
"The ludicrous casting of Hoffman is just the fatal bit of kindling on this Joan's fire."
‑ Andy Klein, New Times
"Jovovich is not capable of bringing to the screen such a complicated person."
‑ Victoria Alexander,
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