After collecting his medals and recovering from his wounds, Iraq veteran Will Montgomery returns to civilian life. But when he’s assigned to the Casualty Notification Team, emotions and memories he’s tried to suppress begin to surface.
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As good as an American film will ever get at examining the home-front human toll of the two wars that have been ravaging for over a decade now. It's incredibly affecting and thought-provoking without being preachy or trying to convey a "message" about the war. It's simply about a bunch of people that have been broken by it in different ways. Enough to feel very very very empathetic.
Without firing a single bullet or be shown horrific scenes of the battlefield, The Messenger shows the pain that comes with war through the eyes of those that stay behind... Credit to the cast that deliver a subtle but yet emotionally rich performances.
This is a powerful and touching film,we can feel the pain about the emotionally painful job..Although the news remains the same, emotions run just as deep at each door..it's hard not to feel emotionally affected
In my opinion, much like The Hurt Locker, this film goes beyond any war film that I've seen recently. There's something very personal and human about this film, most likely stemming from the highly vulnerable way that they present their characters, which I respect greatly and which transcends it beyond the title of a "war film." One of the best of '09.
A heartbreaking and beautifully performed anti-war film that's more effective than most of its ilk without ever stepping onto the battlefield -- and that's a feat. How this has fallen off the radar I have no idea.
Brillante manejo del duelo y las reacciones emocionales de familiares (fueron realmente autenticas).
Explota un tema diferente sobre la guerra.
Ben Foster es el standout de la cinta.
El guion a veces es medio predecible.