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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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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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 actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan who plays the Courier is highly allergic to any metal that touches his skin. 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 »


Jack Straw: All I know is that anyone had any connection with him 10 years ago is having a dust-to-dust reunion.
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Referenced in Sons of Guns: Movie Gun/Leopard Gun (2011) See more »

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The Courrier misplaces its package
11 February 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is a specialist in delivering packages without questions in Hany Abu- Assad's, The Courier. The best in this niche industry, Morgan is forced to take on a job to protect those close to him by delivering a package to someone who is supposedly dead. A dark mystery unravels as he gets closer to discovering the truth about his target and himself.

With notable performances on the small screen in Supernatural and Grey's Anatomy as well as a significant contribution in Zack Snyder's, Watchmen, one shouldn't be surprised with Morgan headlining a suspense thriller. Thing is, you wish he had opted out of this feature. Even with recognisable faces, The Courier has that low-budget feel about it and the story never really hooks you. It's a respectable attempt but the plot really doesn't blow your mind away and may instead give you a headache. After a while it begins to get tedious and you decide to follow it to the end only to write a review!

Assad's attempt isn't amateurish but it certainly isn't award winning. Morgan gives a solid performance with what he's got but it's nowhere near enough. The story is, well, blah and this is one to miss.

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