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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.

Director:

Hany Abu-Assad
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... The Courier
Josie Ho ... Anna
Til Schweiger ... Lispy
Miguel Ferrer ... Mr. Capo
Lili Taylor ... Mrs. Capo
Mark Margolis ... Stitch
Mickey Rourke ... Maxwell
David Jensen ... San Fran Tanna
Andrea Frankle ... Deidre
Clyde Jones Clyde Jones ... Jack Straw (as Clyde R. Jones)
Lily Solange Hewitt Lily Solange Hewitt ... Lucy (as Lily Hewitt)
Ann Elaine Branca ... Woman on Plank (as Annalaina Marks)
Lance J. Guidry Lance J. Guidry ... T Petite
Randal Reeder ... Boo
John McConnell John McConnell ... Detective
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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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 2012 (Kuwait) See more »

Also Known As:

A futár See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,500,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Films In Motion See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Adrien Brody was originally cast, but dropped out. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[last lines]
Maxwell: You're never forgiven your sins.
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Connections

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 digdog-785-717538See 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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