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The Messengers (2007)

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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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Directors: Oxide Pang Chun, Danny Pang
Stars: Angelica Lee, Chutcha Rujinanon, Lawrence Chou
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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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2 February 2007 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£262,562 (UK) (6 April 2007)

Gross:

£704,195 (UK) (13 April 2007)
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At the film premiere in Minot, North Dakota, when Bobby said "Welcome to North Dakota," the audience broke out in laughter. See more »

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When Jess is attacked in the basement, she's wearing work boots and when she runs out on the porch and goes back inside and slides down to the floor she's wearing sneakers. See more »

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Jess: Dad, I'm really scared. Can't we just go home?
Roy: Jessica, this is home. You need to get used to that.
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All My Dreams Are Coming True
Written and Performed by Ron Keel (ASCAP)
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Nothing new, but not unwatchable
1 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this one tonight at a screening, and I wasn't entirely disappointed. I'll be honest -- there's nothing new in The Messengers. It's all been seen before in earlier, more original movies. This one is kind of a "best of" reel of some good ideas from other horror movies. If you're looking for something original and scary, this isn't it. If you're looking for a little jumpy fun, I can't say this one is a miss. By virtue of the "good ideas" being good, they work. What it lacks in originality it makes up for in assembling them in a reasonably coherent manner.

My only real gripe is that Dylan McDermitt looks about as out of place working the fields of his farm as any actor I can think of. They could have at least tried a LITTLE bit harder casting that part.

Think The Birds + Ju On + Amityville Horror + Sixth Sense.


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