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      Shoot the Messenger

      2006 1 hr. 33 min. Comedy Drama List
      Reviews 78% 50+ Ratings Audience Score An angry high-school teacher (David Oyelowo) stirs controversy by sharing his views on black people. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member One of my favorite films! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review chris b Watched on Roku. I liked it it was on one of the drama channels. Dealt with issues on defemation and forgiveness. Dealt with issues on being black in the UK. Nice resolve in the ending. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie was AMAZING..I saw this at the African Film Festival at Wash U in St. Louis..one of the best films I've seen. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member I saw this movie last night at the African Film Festival at Wash U. - I would highly recommend renting this movie (probably available via netflix). It was extremely controversial for its time (2006).......similar to the way Do the Right Thing got to people. This film was at times hilarious - at times heart wrenching - at times angering (if that's a word!) and at times just plain frustrating. Guaranteed to get a rise out of anyone who views it! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Emmanuel Akitobi Shadow and Act I will admit that, at times, Shoot the Messenger is not the most comfortable of viewing experiences; but only because some the negative aspects of the film are so familiar and believable. Aug 31, 2022 Full Review Chris Chang Film Comment Magazine Joe's downward spiral (portrayed with tremendous verve by Oyelowo) is mesmerizing. Jun 17, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis An angry high-school teacher (David Oyelowo) stirs controversy by sharing his views on black people.
      Director
      Ngozi Onwurah
      Executive Producer
      Hilary Salmon, David M. Thomson
      Screenwriter
      Sharon Foster
      Production Co
      BBC
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 18, 2016