The Messenger

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"The Scars of War Will Last Forever."
  • R
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 53 min
  • 7.1  (34,082)
  • 77

"The Messenger" is a 2009 drama starring Ben Foster and Woody Harrelson. Ben Foster plays Will Montgomery, a young injured Iraq war veteran who is assigned upon his return to the states the daunting task of informing families that their loved ones have been killed in war. Foster meets his partner Tony Stone, played by Woody Harrelson, a jaded Captain that has been acting as a "messenger" for years. The relationship is rocky and tumultuous from the beginning and Foster comes in with no respect for the older Harrelson. Throughout the movie Foster learns from Harrelson and begins to respect the role he has been given. Both Foster and Harrelson are able to see firsthand how hard it is for the friends and families of the military as their loved ones are across the world fighting a questionable war. Both actors reveal their inner selves and are able to bond as a result and see that they are extremely similar despite seeming so different on the outside.

The Messenger
The Messenger
The Messenger

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"The Messenger" is a 2009 drama starring Ben Foster and Woody Harrelson. Ben Foster plays Will Montgomery, a young injured Iraq war veteran who is assigned upon his return to the states the daunting task of informing families that their loved ones have been killed in war. Foster meets his partner Tony Stone, played by Woody Harrelson, a jaded Captain that has been acting as a "messenger" for years. The relationship is rocky and tumultuous from the beginning and Foster comes in with no respect for the older Harrelson.

Throughout the movie Foster learns from Harrelson and begins to respect the role he has been given. Both Foster and Harrelson are able to see firsthand how hard it is for the friends and families of the military as their loved ones are across the world fighting a questionable war. Both actors reveal their inner selves and are able to bond as a result and see that they are extremely similar despite seeming so different on the outside.

The Messenger is a 2009 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 53 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.1 and a MetaScore of 77.

Where to Watch The Messenger

The Messenger is available to watch free on Pluto TV, Tubi TV, Kanopy and Popcornflix. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon Prime, Hulu, Apple TV+, FuboTV, Philo, The Roku Channel, Amazon, Google Play, Apple TV and YouTube VOD. Some platforms allow you to rent The Messenger for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    2009
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 53 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (34,082)
  • Metascore
    77