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Message Man (2018)

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A retired assassin's past catches up with him and his brutality surfaces as he goes on a final killing spree to make things right.

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Corey Pearson

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Corey Pearson (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul O'Brien ... Ryan Teller
Aji Santosa Aji Santosa ... Doni
Verdi Solaiman ... Lee
Mario Irwinsyah Mario Irwinsyah ... Adi
Agni Pratistha Agni Pratistha ... Jenti
Mike Lewis ... Sniper
Alfridus Godfred ... Asep (as Alfridus Godfred Eon)
Ronny P. Tjandra Ronny P. Tjandra ... Yanto
Gary Plant Gary Plant ... Tom
Bran Vargas Bran Vargas ... Indonesian Assassin
Denny Baskar Denny Baskar ... Lee's Assistant
Valentine Payen-Wicaksono ... Toby (as Valentine Payen)
Epy Kusnandar Epy Kusnandar ... Mechanic
Patria Sandya Mustika Patria Sandya Mustika ... Lee's Girlfriend (as Patria Sandayamustika)
Trisa Triandesa Trisa Triandesa ... Lee's Manager
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A retired assassin's past catches up with him and his brutality surfaces as he goes on a final killing spree to make things right.

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Wow, much better than I was expecting, especially considering...
3 March 2019 | by TopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

Wow, much better than I was expecting, especially considering this is a non-Hollywood international (Indonesian and Australian) low budget B-grade film.

When I review a film, I don't compare apples to oranges, and thus rate it on its production merits. This is the 'first' ever film by director, writer, editor and producer Corey Pearson. WOW did he hit this one out of the ballpark - especially considering all the hats he wore for his first film!

Right from the start, the cinematography and directing seemed like it came from a seasoned film-maker. Excellent shots - pans, zooms, angles, etc. - all perfect.

Sure we've seen many of these types of hit-man films, but this one still felt refreshing, especially due to the films location setting. The films 91 min length was perfect, and the pacing was spot on.

The casting was mainly no-name actors or C-listers, but all performed really well, although I wasn't too impressed with Paul O'Brien's performance - or even as the casting choice. He seemed very stale, and in the beginning, uninteresting.

The choreography for the fight scenes was decent, with a surprisingly perfect amount of gore. The sound/score was on point.

Overall this was a real treat to watch, especially knowing that this was Corey Pearson's first dabble in film-making. His production was better than some of the big budget Hollywood-backed A-list productions I've seen lately. This film-maker is certainly one to watch!

It's a well deserved 9/10 from me, and if anyone questions my review as being fake, click on my username and you will see my almost 600 reviews and 1000+ ratings. Ignore the haters and wannabe critics and watch this film, I'm sure you will be as surprised as I was.


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Indonesian | English

Release Date:

26 February 2019 (USA) See more »

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Kepulauan Seribu, Indonesia See more »

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