FIRST LOOK: The Courier

Do you gauge interest in movies you’re looking forward to by how often you see the preview? Will admit we sort of do. It’s hard to deny when you’ve seen a preview many times, that you aren’t more motivated to see it. Assuming you like the trailer, that is.

THE COURIER is a true-life spy thriller, the story of an unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history. At the behest of the UK’s MI-6 and a CIA operative (Rachel Brosnahan), he forms a covert, dangerous partnership with Soviet officer Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze) in an effort to provide crucial intelligence needed to prevent a nuclear confrontation and defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Everything You Need to Know About The Courier Movie (2021)

Official trailer:

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The Courier will be screening in theaters on March 19, 2021.

8 thoughts on “FIRST LOOK: The Courier

    1. Embargoed until the night before release? It’s a few days away. Seems like the embargoes are usually up a day or two before the theater release date. That’s the reason I try and avoid reading the movie news too much on Tuesdays and Wednesdays because I end up seeing headlines for reviews that basically color the experience positive or negative. I prefer to see the movie “cold” with as little outside input as possible. Then once we’ve seen something, try to not spoil it for others without warnings everywhere beforehand. What a juggling act!

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      1. Correct on all points. More than half the people who read this blog are in the US, but I have to stick with UK release dates, otherwise I incur the wrath of the FDA. And right now, The Courier doesn’t even have a UK release date..oh, it does now, just looked it up, May 21st, so I can’t publish my review until then, even though I got the screener last year…like you, I prefer to see things cold, but right now, I’ve got a stock of reviews that a decidedly luke-warm due to long term storage…

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