The Courier (2021)

2021 • 112 minutes
3.9
39 reviews
85%
Tomatometer
PG-13
Rating
Eligible
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In this true-life Cold War spy thriller, unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) becomes entangled in one of the greatest international conflicts in history. Recruited by MI6 and a CIA operative (Rachel Brosnahan), Wynne forms a covert partnership with Soviet officer Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze), and both men risk everything in a danger-fraught race against time to provide the intelligence needed to prevent nuclear confrontation and end the Cuban Missile Crisis.
3.9
39 reviews
Zach Hornbaker
May 2, 2021
This is a good movie. Benedict does not disappoint. And there was quite a bit of backstory about the early 1960's that I didn't know. This is all based on true events. I will absolutely say that I am glad I could watch this in the comfort of my home versus spending twice as much at a theater. Doesn't mean the movie is bad. Just means that it is just fine at home and for this price. Besides, go out and get two fast food combos and you will have spent as much as this movie costs. I don't think we would watch it again, so renting it suits the movie perfectly.
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Clovisa Murr
April 18, 2021
What you would expect to be a mundane Benedict Cumberbatch vehicle just happens to contain his finest performance in a feature film to date, maybe because this time he's not playing an oddball but an ordinary man doing his best to survive a terrifying situation.
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Chad Rainey
April 30, 2021
Very disappointed the RENTAL fee is $20, and there is no option to purchase. If this is a mistake by the studio or Google then I'll gladly update/remove this negative review, AND provide an objective review of the actual movie itself.
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