Review: The Courier (2011)

The Courier is a movie directed by Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now) and starring Mickey Rourke and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.  While Rourke doesn’t need an introduction, you may remember the latter from Supernatural, where he played the brother’s father, or the movie Watchmen.

Now, I was reluctant about watching this at first, mainly because it’s got such a low rating on IMDb (4.5/10), but I’m glad I decided to eventually.

The plot of the movie revolves around Morgan’s character, called The Courier, who specializes in finding people and who’s hired to deliver a mysterious briefcase to a notorious hitman.  Of course, once the movie progresses, you find out there’s more to it than a simple delivery and things aren’t what they appear to be.

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