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The Messengers (2007)

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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Evan Turner ...
Ben
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Ben
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Plume
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Bobby
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Police Officer
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Doctor
Blaine Hart ...
Charlie
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

2 February 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Messengers  »

Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$35,374,833 (USA) (16 March 2007)
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Trivia

Stuart Beattie performed some re-writes. See more »

Goofs

When Ben is sitting at his table eating, the mom is washing dishes. In the first shot of her washing the plate the water is dark brown like coffee. Ben gets up and walks off and when it goes back to her washing dishes the water is clear. See more »

Quotes

Jess: [to her brother] Where are they? What do you see?
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The opening titles, feature around surreal shots of the haunted site. See more »


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Old MacDonald Had a Farm
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Yeah.... No.
3 February 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Just saw this movie on opening night. I read some other user comments which convinced me to go see it... I must say, I was not impressed. I'm so unimpressed that I feel the need to write this comment to spare some of you people some money.

First of all "The Messengers" is very predictable, and just not much of a thriller. It might be scary for someone under 13, but it really did nothing for me. The climax was laughable and most of the audience left before the movie's resolution.

Furthermore the acting seemed a little superficial. Some of the emotional arguments between the family were less convincing than the sub-par suspense scenes.

If you've seen previews for this movie, then you've seen most of the best parts and have a strong understanding of the plot. This movie is not worth seeing in the theaters.


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