Oren Moverman talks ‘The Messenger’

Posted by · 8:20 am · November 12th, 2009

One of these days I’m going to be getting Woody Harrelson on the horn to talk about his riveting work in Oren Moverman’s “The Messenger,” but schedules haven’t dovetailed precisely enough yet.  I don’t mind saying I’m eager, because it’s one of the year’s best films.

The New Yorker’s David Denby has called the film “neither dutiful nor solemn…a fully felt, morally alert, marvellously (sic) acted piece of work,” one that “joins the group of strong Iraq-war movies that, like rejected suitors, stand hat in hand, waiting for an audience to notice their virtues.”  I couldn’t agree more.  And on cue, courtesy of MakingOf, here’s Moverman discussing the piece:




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  • 1 11-12-2009 at 8:29 am

    Nigel Bridgeman said...

    I’m going with Woody Harrelson winning Best Supporting Actor. Just a gut feeling.

  • 2 11-12-2009 at 8:30 am

    Paul Outlaw said...

    Really great performances in this film.

  • 3 11-12-2009 at 8:44 am

    Kokushi said...

    Cant wait to see the movie but Denby is a horrible critic, according to him Hancock (90/100), Twilight (80/100) were better than TDK (50/100), you dont have to love or even like TDK that much but those ratings are ridiculous.

  • 4 11-12-2009 at 11:08 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Agreed, but he’s right about The Messenger. Broken clock, twice a day, etc.

  • 5 11-12-2009 at 2:32 pm

    Patryk said...

    Hopefully academy members will watch this and see what a great actor Ben Foster is. And Harrelson is way overdue.