Review | The Messenger

Credit: Oscilloscope Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

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Us Rating: ***

Woody Harrelson earned a best supporting actor Oscar nod as a jaded officer in this powerful film. He mentors a wounded soldier (a brilliant Ben Foster) who must tell family members that loved ones have died in Iraq. Its a compelling portrait of men tasked with a heartbreaking mission.
(Oscilloscope Laboratories, $30)

--Thelma Adams