Jeremy Renner is back in the big screen and stars in Kill The Messenger along with Robert Patrick, Paz Vega and Jena Sims. This biography crime drama film is directed by Michael Cuesta with screenplay by Peter Landesman and Nick Schou. It’s based on a book written by Gary Webb.
A reporter becomes the target of a smear campaign that almost led him to take his life. The vicious smear campaign was a result of his exposure of the CIA’s hand in arming Nicaragua’s Contra rebels and the smuggling of cocaine into California. It’s based on a true story.
Cuesta did an amazing job of creating Kill The Messenger, and Renner’s all-stops-out performance is one of the key factors in the success of this movie. It’s a solid addition to the cinema’s investigatve journalism genre, it’s explosive and exciting. A must-see for those who watch movies online.