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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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Hany Abu-Assad
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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)
Annalaina Marks ... Woman on Plank
Lance J. Guidry Lance J. Guidry ... T Petite
Randal Reeder 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


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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 »

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A futár See more »

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Budget:

$15,500,000 (estimated)
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Films In Motion See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The fancy black watch worn by the Courier, that counts down his missions, and has multiple close-ups, is a Suunto X-Lander Military. 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

FBI Agent: it's the tough thing about choices. You can make 1000 right ones but it only takes one wrong one and you're fucked.
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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 cultjonesSee 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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