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The Courier (2012)

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A specialist carrier is hired to deliver a mysterious case to the underworld's most dangerous hitman.


Hany Abu-Assad





Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... The Courier
Josie Ho ... Anna
Til Schweiger ... Lispy
Miguel Ferrer ... Mr. Capo
Lili Taylor ... Mrs. Capo
Mark Margolis ... Stitch
Mickey Rourke ... Maxwell
David Jensen ... San Fran Tanna
Andrea Frankle ... Deidre
Clyde Risley Jones ... Jack Straw (as Clyde R. Jones)
Lily Solange Hewitt Lily Solange Hewitt ... Lucy (as Lily Hewitt)
Annalaina Marks ... Woman on Plank
Lance J. Guidry Lance J. Guidry ... T Petite
Randal Reeder ... Boo
John McConnell John McConnell ... Detective


A specialist carrier is hired to deliver a mysterious case to the underworld's most dangerous hitman.

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He Delivers

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence including some torture, and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]





Release Date:

17 May 2012 (Kuwait) See more »

Also Known As:

A futár See more »


Box Office


$15,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Films In Motion See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jeffrey Dean Morgan is highly allergic to any metal that touches his skin. See more »


When the Courier wakes up in the morning, his wrist watch is near the clock alarm. In the next shot it has disappeared. See more »


Maxwell: [dressed as Elvis] Is this the face a man I used to be? This is the face of a broken hearted.
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Referenced in Sons of Guns: Movie Gun/Leopard Gun (2011) See more »

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you know when a film is so mediocre...
24 February 2013 | by dominicsynnock0See all my reviews

... you can't be bothered to write a review. This is one of those films.

and now I have to fill out 10 lines of text for the minimum review length. Sometimes I sort of wish I never started doing something, so I guess in a way writing this review is very much like The Courier, essentially pointless and a complete waste of my time and not even getting to the level of 'so bad it's good'. It's actually amazing that I've managed to write this much to be honest, I only finished watching The Courier 10 minutes ago and it's already slipping out of my brain to the extent that I'm not entirely sure what actually happened at the end anymore (the first half has gone already). Normally this would be good as valuable brain space isn't being taken up by The Courier but I expect by the end of the day all memory of this very forgettable film will be erased from my memory which leaves the very real possibility that one day in the future I might see it's title when I'm looking for some rubbish action film to watch and actually waste my time by watching it again with a nagging sense of déjà vu and I won't be sure if it's because I've watched the courier before or that it's just generic rubbish.

So that's 10 lines of text done (in fact more than 10 lines which is a lot more than The Courier deserves) so I'm going to do something more interesting than watching The Courier such as watching paint dry or sitting in a dark empty room.

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