Reviews: The Courier (2021)

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  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Cumberbatch, who lost an extraordinary amount of weight to reflect Wynne’s years in a Russian gulag, leaves his genius Super Heroes and inventors behind and convinces as an average man rising to an extraordinary challenge
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: The film’s strongest attribute is not its cat and mouse tradecraft games nor its Cold War intrigue, but two men wired to distrust each other, a Brit and a Soviet, sharing smokes and vodka – glimpsing a world beyond political rhetoric and recognizing their shared humanity.
  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
    • Excerpt: The Courier gives Benedict Cumberbatch one of his best roles.
  • Jared Mobarak @
    • Excerpt: Willingly eschews usual anti-communist political slant for a through-line firmly entrenched in the human cost of tradecraft [that amplifies] its success as one of the heart.
  • Matt Oakes @
    • Excerpt: A stirring dramatic thriller with a career-best onscreen turn from Benedict Cumberbatch, ‘The Courier‘ explores the events of the Cold War through ground-level heroism, focusing on the human element and how the actions of a few dictate the course of history. Dominic Cooke expertly crescendos events into big tear-inducing moments…so be prepared for your emotions to get nuked.
  • [New] | Ron Wilkinson @
    • Excerpt: A parade of lethal errors and a success story of defusing the Cuban missile crisis told with first rate production beginning to end.