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      Messenger of Death

      R Released Sep 16, 1988 1 hr. 30 min. Action Crime Drama List
      Reviews 24% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score Religious renegades are shooting people, and a Denver crime reporter (Charles Bronson) figures out why. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member I can't believe Charlie Bronson had his name associated with this script. It has to be one of the worst movies I've ever seen. The dialogue is 3rd grade level, at best. The acting is high schoolish, and the special effects and stunts are laughable. Unbelievably awful all around. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Better than a lot of his other action films (e.g. Death Wish 2-4). The plot was well-conceived. Bronson does an admirable job in a kitschy, Scooby Doo-Esque whodunnit. Fun enough, but nothing exciting. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Big Bronson fan, but he's totally miscast here, no Deathwish by any stretch of the imagination. Just another in a long list of movies where Mormons are misrepresented and miscast. Latter Day Saints are not cult members as are the Reformed church, a branch of the LDS church that perverted the precepts of the LDS Church. Calling Reformed members Mormons is like calling calling Jews Christians. The Reformed characters in this movie come across as angry, suspicious, and cultish. If you met Latter Day Saints today, you wouldn't notice much difference between them and anyone else, as they are not perverse but normal people. Because of the miscasting of Moromons, I had a hard time not laughing at every weird tendency these alleged Mormons had. Great unintended comedy. Acting was a joke too, even Bronson was off his game. There's plenty of good Bronson movies. Don't waste your time with this pile of garbage. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member I thought it was a well written movie . I enjoyed it . Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member Decent actioner. Not one of Bronson's best or better known, but it's got some good stuff, and him playing against type for once is kinda refreshing. Some interesting ideas. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Messenger of Death is an underrated Charles Bronson flick, that isn't as bad as it's made out to be. Although this isn't exactly one of his best works, but it has everything you'd expect from a Bronson action thriller, it's not perfect but has a number of good sequences that makes viewing this film worthwhile. The film boasts a decent plot and script with Bronson delivers a great performance. Director J. Lee Thompson (Cape Fear), directs with a certain flair as well as an intensity suited for Bronson Movies. Although it has potential to be so much better than it is, Messenger of Death is an action thriller, that has an intensity which can only be delivered by Bronson. An enjoyable flick, that's worth a look. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Religious renegades are shooting people, and a Denver crime reporter (Charles Bronson) figures out why.
      Director
      J. Lee Thompson
      Executive Producer
      Yoram Globus, Menahem Golan
      Screenwriter
      Paul Jarrico
      Distributor
      The Cannon Group
      Production Co
      The Cannon Group, Golan-Globus Productions
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Action, Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 16, 1988, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 1, 2013
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $2.2M
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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