Messenger of Death

release year: 1988
genre: drama
viewing setting: home DVD, 7/9/04

synopsis: A newspaper writer investigates the murder of a Mormon family in a remote Colorado town, and finds out that all isn't as it seems.

impressions: Don't be fooled by the cover of this movie - it's not a Charles Bronson shoot-em-up. No, this time he's a reporter who can't give up, and his persistence gets him in hot water. As a drama, it's interesting enough, though now that I know what happened, I probably won't need to watch it again.

things to watch for: the mass murder at the beginning is positively chilling

something this movie has that no other movie has: a 65-year-old Charles Bronson, who's a reporter, fights off a younger, tougher assassin - and later fights him again, and beats the crap out of him

acting: This was a good drama role for Bronson. The various Mormon family members were convincingly simple and set in their ways.

final word: Godo Bronson drama, a bit low on action for one of his movies though.

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