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Kill The Messenger

Some things are too true to believe.

This movie is based on the true story of investigative journalist Gary Webb (Jeremy Renner). When he tires to expose a connection between the CIA, Nicaraguan rebels and the US crack cocaine epidemic, he finds both his reputation and life in danger.

Why is Kill The Messenger rated R? The MPAA rated Kill The Messenger R for language and drug content.

Kill The Messenger
Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is Kill The Messenger rated R? Kill The Messenger is rated R by the MPAA for language and drug content.

This additional information about the movie's content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:

Violence:
- Portrayals of non-graphic violence.
- Some scenes may frighten children.

Sexual Content:
- Mild sexual language and references.
- Embracing and kissing.

Language:
Approximately 60 instances of coarse language, including:
- Frequent, sometimes aggressive use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.
- Frequent use of scatological slang.
- Infrequent use of vulgar expressions, profanity, and mild cursing.
- Limited use of slurs

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Three scenes of drug use involving cocaine.
- Substance abuse
- Tobacco use.
- References to illegal drug use and trafficking.

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Kill The Messenger
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language, Drug Use.
Alberta 14A Coarse Language.
Manitoba 14A Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Substance Abuse.
Quebec G Not Recommended For Young Children.
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video

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Cast and Crew

Kill The Messenger is directed by Michael Cuesta and stars Jeremy Renner, Robert Patrick, Jena Sims.

Learn more about the real Gary Webb and his Dark Alliance articles/book.

This movie is based on the book Kill The Messenger, by Nick Schou.

From the Studio:
Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner ("The Bourne Legacy") leads an all-star cast in a dramatic thriller based on the remarkable true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb. Webb stumbles onto a story which leads to the shady origins of the men who started the crack epidemic on the nation's streets...and further alleges that the CIA was aware of major dealers who were smuggling cocaine into the U.S., and using the profits to arm rebels fighting in Nicaragua. Despite warnings from drug kingpins and CIA operatives to stop his investigation, Webb keeps digging to uncover a conspiracy with explosive implications. His journey takes him from the prisons of California to the villages of Nicaragua to the highest corridors of power in Washington, D.C. - and draws the kind of attention that threatens not just his career, but his family and his life. © Focus Films

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Kill The Messenger movie is February 10, 2015. Here are some details…

Kill The Messenger releases to home video on February 10, 2015.

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A secret agent finds herself betrayed by the very government she was trying to protect in Fair Game. Another journalist works to get an interview he hopes will change public perception in the movie Frost/Nixon. Both of these films are also based on true stories.

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