The Courier is a tense thriller that has all of the elements of what I look for in a film. Directed by Dominic Cooper, The Courier stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze, Rachel Brosnahan, and Jessie Buckley.

My father and I enjoyed watching spy thrillers and war movies when I was growing up. I have always been a fan of the James Bond films but truly enjoy a biopic or documentary here and there. The Courier would definitely be a film I could see us watching.

Biopics are difficult to make, especially ones like The Courier. The way that the costumes and sets were done in this film, and others like it always blow me away. I have always enjoyed costumes, and there are some great costumes that the cast wears throughout the film.

Cumberbartch has put in another award-worthy performance in a period biopic. This time he plays a reluctant courier who was integral in defusing the Cuban Missle Crisis. He has such a suave presence on screen and seems to in every role he tackles. Fans of Cumberbatch will definitely be happy with the film.

I hope that Cumberbatch is included in awards consideration this year.

Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions are releasing The Courier on Friday, March 19.


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.

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