The Courier (2012)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  17 May 2012 (Kuwait)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mr. Capo
Mrs. Capo
San Fran Tanna
Jack Straw (as Clyde R. Jones)
Lily Solange Hewitt ...
Lucy (as Lily Hewitt)
Woman on Plank
Lance J. Guidry ...
T Petite
John McConnell ...


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

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

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Release Date:

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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Did You Know?


The fancy black watch worn by the Courier that counts down his missions and has multiple closeups is a Suunto X-Lander Military. See more »


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 »


Mrs. Capo: Now did you know that up until the 2nd century, torture was used primarily on slaves? See, they believed that the slave could only tell the truth if it was extracted from them. But over time, torture evolved to include everybody. It became a means for the good to purge the earth of evil.
Mr. Capo: My wife's a bit of a romantic, but I'm more practical. Wouldn't you say? The way I see it, the gateway to understanding is through pain. And we are that gateway.
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There's No There, There
29 March 2012 | by (Oregon) – See all my reviews

This movie certainly had style. It seemed to be directed well. Editing was crisp enough and on the surface it looked pretty interesting. Cinematography was basically very good and quite inventive with a lot of action. But the whole package was a mile wide and an inch deep because the screenplay was a muddled mess, the storyline was laughably inane. Mickey Rourke and Lili Taylor, two actors who can really deliver the goods, were incredibly wasted and about a third of the way into it you realized it was going to be all style and no substance, and that was when I just stopped caring. A clue as to what happened comes when the credits roll. Producers, co producers, associate producers, executive producers galore. Too many cooks in the kitchen destroyed the soup. I've never quite seen a movie like this that had promise and so much energy put into production, but ultimately fell flat on it's face. The first movie that I've seen where I'm completely at a loss as how to rate.

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