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The Messengers (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Horror, Thriller  |  2 February 2007 (USA)
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An ominous darkness invades a seemingly serene sunflower farm in North Dakota, and the Solomon family is torn apart by suspicion, mayhem and murder.

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It's been six years since the Rollins family just up and left and now the troubled Solomon family has come from Chicago, to rebuild their lives following their sons hospitalization due to their daughter's drunk driving accident. But as they start to settle in something odd and strange begins to occur to their son. Could something supernatural be at work, and did the previous family just leave...or are they still here? Trapped in the only place they've ever known? And what did cause their deaths? Most of all...is this 'killer' still very much alive? Written by suspicous

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There is evidence to suggest that children are highly susceptible to paranormal phenomena. They see what adults cannot. They believe what adults deny. And they are trying to warn us.

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, disturbing violence and terror | See all certifications »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

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$14,713,321 (USA) (2 February 2007)

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£704,195 (UK) (13 April 2007)
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The murdered boy is played by Jodelle Ferland, a female. See more »

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When Jess and her Dad go into town to get sunflower seeds for planting, they pull in to the feed store and there is mud "sprayed" evenly on the sides of the vehicle, toward the bottom third. Mud usually patterns around the wheel wells and totally up the back side of the vehicle in this rural environment, not evenly distributed. When they arrive back at the house the vehicle has no mud splatters on it. See more »

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Burwell: You've been a bad girl, haven't you Lindsay?
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Scary? No, But It Serves Its Purpose Of Entertaining
18 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you aren't expecting some super-scary or gross film, just a mild ghost-type story, this fits the bill just fine. That's all I expected and I entertained for an hour-and-a-half. Is this some award-winning film? No, Is is genuinely scary? No, but it isn't anywhere near as bad as all these reviews say it is here, either.

What I liked best about this movie was the photography. It was stylishly filmed and I enjoyed the bold colors, decent direction and nice rural scenery. Who doesn't like looking at large groups of sunflowers?

I had no trouble with any of the characters, either. Since it was partly one of those "you don't listen to me," teen girl flicks, I expected some snotty kid was Kirsten Stewart was fine as 16- year-old "Jess." Dylan McDermott and Penelope Ann Miller played nice enough parents, too.

The twist near the end was good after that was revealed, you got the normal clichés with the climactic action scene. That was kind of cheesy, I admit, but most of the film was just fine with me. For what I expected, I have no complaints. It's a decent flick.


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