The Messenger (2009) War Drama Starring Woody Harrelson Movie Review

The other movie about Iraq that was nominated for multiple Academy Awards is The Messenger, an absorbing drama that was critically acclaimed but little seen. Ben Foster and Woody Harrelson (nominated for Best Supporting Actor) play soldiers who take on a difficult job of informing civilians that their loved ones died at war. Samantha Morton co-stars as the recent widow who gets romantically involved with Foster. A moving film from first-time director Oren Moverman (Interview), who shares a nomination for Best Original Screenplay, The Messenger is being reissued in theaters around the country. Here’s my Raw Review: