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The Courier (2012)

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A specialist carrier is hired to deliver a mysterious case to the underworld's most dangerous hitman.

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Anna
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Mr. Capo
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Stitch
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Maxwell
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San Fran Tanna
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A specialist carrier is hired to deliver a mysterious case to the underworld's most dangerous hitman.

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He Delivers

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for violence including some torture, and language | See all certifications »

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17 May 2012 (Kuwait)  »

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A futár  »

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$15,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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The actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan who plays the Courier is highly allergic to any metal that touches his skin. See more »

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When the Courier wakes up in the morning, his wrist watch is near the clock alarm. In the next shot it has disappeared. See more »

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Stitch: [as he stitches up the Courier's wound] The secret of pain, Eddie, is that you can only ever feel it in one place at a time, and all you need to know is where to feel it.
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Referenced in Sons of Guns: Movie Gun/Leopard Gun (2011) See more »

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I liked it. And it doesn't have Tom Cruise.
24 March 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

OK this film isn't bad.

The first reason why it's disappointing it's because - just like Black Death (2010) - it tries to "keep it real" way too much .. films need escapism, to a point, and here it almost seems that they decided to go full speed for the not-Hollywood look.

Now i'm not one to defend Hollywood, but what kills this film is that the direction is poor; it fails to capitalise on the realism, instead giving me a film that looks like an amateur production. Some of the shots are truly amateurish, and often the camera-work fails to make a scene interesting.

Having said that, The Courier isn't half bad, there are plenty things i liked in it, from the fight moves to the casting (the lead is a bit wooden, the girl fits the part OK~ish, the detective is perfect), and the whole production is pretty decent.

I also don't subscribe to the whole "it's full of cliché'" thing; if anything, it tries to avoid clichés in a film genre where everything has already been done.

All in all, i can say that it's an interesting film to watch, even though i get the feeling the director has a background in TV - seriously, you (whomever you are) truly murdered what could have been an interesting flick.

So, after all considerations, i give The Courier a decent 6/10 - better than MI3, and no Tom Cruise.


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