Two-time Academy Award® nominee Jeremy Renner leads an all-star cast in Kill the Messenger, a compelling political drama based on the true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb. A hard-charging investigative reporter (Renner), stumbles upon the story of a lifetime when he uncovers a link between US government intelligence agencies and Central American drug smugglers. Determined to prove the CIA used cocaine profits to fund the Contra rebels, Webb endangers his career and family when he ignores the warnings of agency operatives in his relentless pursuit of the truth. Hailed as “Renner’s most energetic performance since the Hurt Locker” (Newsday) and co-starring Ray Liotta, Oliver Platt and Andy Garcia, its an explosive tale that will keep you riveted in suspense.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
160 Ratings

160 Ratings

77% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus: Kill the Messenger's potent fury over the tale of its real-life subject overrides its factual inaccuracies and occasional narrative stumbles.

16+ COMMON SENSE

Tense journalism thriller examines CIA-Contra scandal.

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Studio
Focus Features
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright

Languages

Primary
English (Dolby 5.1, Stereo, CC, SDH)
Additional

French (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.
SDH
Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH) refer to subtitles in the original language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.

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