The Courier

The Courier

By Dominic Cooke

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2021-03-19
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1h 52min
  • Director: Dominic Cooke
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 5.99

Description

In this true-life Cold War spy thriller, unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) becomes entangled in one of the greatest international conflicts in history. Recruited by MI6 and a CIA operative (Rachel Brosnahan), Wynne forms a covert partnership with Soviet officer Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze), and both men risk everything in a danger-fraught race against time to provide the intelligence needed to prevent nuclear confrontation and end the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Reviews

  • Good reluctant hero spy movie

    5
    By Speelurker
    Brings to light an important untold tale from the Cold War. It was better than the preview would lead you to believe.
  • Not Good

    2
    By samdlovelaceiv
    What a bore. Slow, feels like one of those movies based on true events that air on The History Channel. I can’t believe this film was given the green light with such big actors and studio.
  • Brilliant

    5
    By Kfrkevin
    Best movie I’ve seen in a long time.
  • 4 stars

    4
    By Hdhotrod13
    Good movie, not the best spy movie by any means but worth the time to watch at least once
  • Could Not Suspend Disbelief

    2
    By Steve Denson
    This movie may be based on a true story, but the interpretation forces the discriminating viewer to suspend too much disbelief in order to accept the plot. The characters conduct themselves in ways not believable in a setting of espionage and counterintelligence. Example: why would a courier meet in public on many occasions with known CIA and MI6 officers? Both sides would have agents watching the suspected courier's every move and would note all the lunches they had and with whom.
  • Keeps you interested

    4
    By Pasta rocks
    Sometimes we don’t know just how big a role we will have on earth. I realized that anyone can change the world and be forgotten, and that’s what this movie taught me. Cumberbatch is excellent as always, but the Russian agent was equally great. The relationship may have been stretched a bit but as a viewer it was enough to stay enthralled with the story and their relationship. Definitely a must watch for any espionage lovers. One of the biggest stories in human history, what might have been without these two.
  • Fantastic spy movie

    5
    By Extinctconcept
    I really enjoyed this movie. If you are a fan of espionage spy thrillers definitely give this movie a shot.
  • Slow and boring

    1
    By Iluvrizzoli
    Not even Cumberbatch could make this enjoyable... amazing true story done so poorly, had great potential, but failed miserably.. don’t bother !
  • Really enjoyed it

    5
    By hsh2000pk
    It was a great movie
  • Wow

    5
    By Chuck812
    Loved it!..excellent movie

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