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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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Messengers  »

Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£704,195 (UK) (13 April 2007)
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Patrick Lussier was originally going to direct. See more »

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In the film they are harvesting sunflowers when they are full bloom. Sunflowers can only be harvested in the winter when they are fully black See more »

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Colby Price: Roy Solomon?
[Roy turns around and sees a pale-looking man in a black suit and tie standing behind him]
Colby Price: I'm Colby Price... Belton Savings.
Roy: Oh, hey. Good to meet you.
Colby Price: So you said your father grew sunflowers, too.
Roy: Yeah, over in Turek County.
Colby Price: I grew up not too far from here.
Roy: Right...
Colby Price: Look, I know you're all moved in, but an opportunity came up at the bank that I thought you might be interested in. This place sat gathering dust for years until you came along and bought it, and now, as it happens, ...
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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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