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Benedict Cumberbatch,
The Courier is a movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze, and Rachel Brosnahan. Cold War spy Greville Wynne and his Russian source try to put an end to the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • 7.1 /10.0 IMDB Rating:
  • DatePublished:
  • 2018-09-07 Added:
  • Tom O'Connor, Writer:
  • Dominic Cooke, Director:
  • Adam Ackland, Rory Aitken, Ben Pugh, Producer:

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10 / 10

Emotional performance. Well told story

I hope Cumberbatch gets an Oscar for this one; but everyone nailed their role. What an enjoyable film that captured that time and place well. The last 30 min I was wide eyed with my hand over my mouth.

9 / 10

On the verge of World War III

Even if you know the history superficially, you certainly couldn't help but hear about the "Cuban Missile Crisis" that took place nearby Cuba in the early 60s of the 20th century. Then the USSR and the USA almost started a new global war, however everything worked out eventually. Now we will find who we've to be thankful for resolving the conflict and making the sky above our heads calm again.

The protagonist of the film is British businessman Greville Wynne who is involved in financial affairs around the world. Thanks to his charisma and asilver tongue Wynn finds friends everywhere and now he is recruited by the British special services so that upon arrival in Moscow he would get in touch with a local defector and transmit important information to London.

I've watched lots of spy films, but this one's gone deep into my soul. To start with, I really appreciated the stylization, as if the film was actually filmed in the 60s. Besides, I can't fail to mention the actors, Benedict Cumberbatch is beyond comparison, he actually doesn't know how to play badly. I also loved Merab Ninidze as a Russian agent who decided to help England and the United States in the battle against the USSR.

So the film is really remarkable, it is a great pleasure to watch it. The tension won't let you go until the very end, and I can highly recommend it to you.

10 / 10

Best Film of 2020!

Captured the true 1960s Cold War feel and gripping from the beginning. Benedict Cumberbatch's performance was absolutely outstanding. Particularly impressive sound mixing that enhanced the best bits of the film. A must watch of 2020!

10 / 10

A well made Cold War movie

A must watch if you're a history fan. Acting, execution, dialogues and plot buildup everything is top notch.

8 / 10

Impossible to stop watching

As for me, the most important reference point for watching films is the cast. If I see interesting actors who select roles wisely and don't star in anything, it means that the novelties with their participation are mandatory to see. And since Benedict Cumberbatch starred in "Spy Games", such a movie can't be missed.

The storyline takes us back to the early 60s. The businessman Greville Wynne becomes a spy in the service of Her Majesty. While in Moscow, Neville gets instructions from a Russian colonel who has decided to go over to England's side, and who would have thought that very soon the stakes in the espionage game would become extremely high. The lives of millions of innocent people around the planet will depend on them.

Benedict Cumberbatch's performance is as good as ever. Once again I am convinced that he is one of the best actors of his generation and I can't remember a single bad film with his participation. And as for "The Courier", Cumberbatch drastically differs from Sherlock or Doctor Strange. He doesn't play a superhuman, capable of anything, but at the same time he bestows us strong emotions and we really worry about his hero.

In general, the film's worth seeing to understand its full dramatic and historical depth. The shot is interesting, there are no unnecessary moments, everything is in essence. These are the kind of films you need to watch and discuss!