Kill the Messenger

Genre:  Documentary, Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  112 min.
Release Date: October 10, 2014 - Toronto, Vancouver, Montréal - October 10, 2014 - Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver
Oct 17 - Calgary, Ottawa, Winnipeg
Oct 24 - Halifax, Victoria

DVD: February 24, 2015

Current rating: Rating: 4.60
based on 12 votes and 2 reviews
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Cast: Jeremy Renner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ray Liotta, Tim Blake Nelson, Barry Pepper, Oliver Platt, Michael Sheen, Paz Vega, Michael Williams, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lucas Hedges, Andy Garcia

Inspiration: Dark Alliance

Synopsis

In the mid 1990s, journalist Gary Webb (Jeremy Renner) uncovers information that shows the CIA was aware of major drug dealers who were smuggling huge amounts of cocaine into the United States and using the profits to raise money for the Nicaraguan Contras rebel army.

Despite threats from drug kingpins and CIA operatives, Webb goes public with the evidence, publishing a series of articles. However, he then becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that threatens his career and family and drives him to the point of suicide.

Director: Michael Cuesta
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Scott Stuber, Naomi Despres, Jeremy Renner
Screenplay: Peter Landesman
Official Site: www.focusfeatures.com/kill_the_messenger

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  • 5 stars "This movie is being censored already? Released a few weeks ago and now not playing anywhere. Download it on the web, it is great."
  • 5 stars "I'm not going to say that this movie is very entertaining, but everyone must see it, to learn about the real CIA. (I'm surprised they didn't kill the producer of this film.)"