Mary Elizabeth Winstead News
Larger-than-life true stories are catnip for Hollywood, as if “this really happened” imprints lend more gravitas and import than fictional narratives that are potentially just as trenchant or more so. The problem therein lies not only with doing the story justice, but seeing beyond the compelling details and transforming them into something with moving dramatic heft, with the freedom of fiction often being a much more pliant tool. And like most alluring substances, the attracting agents within the true story can be blinding.
- The Wrap: ‘Kill the Messenger’ Review: Jeremy Renner's Muckraking Feels Half-Baked in This Biopic
- Cinema Blend: The Weird Story Of How Tom Cruise Convinced Jeremy Renner To Do Mission: Impossible
- Variety: Film Review: ‘Kill the Messenger’
- Hollywood Reporter: 'Kill the Messenger': Film Review
- Comic Book Movie: Jeremy Renner Teases AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Secrets And Talks MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 5
Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Bourne Legacy”) leads an all-star cast in a dramatic thriller based on the remarkable true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb. Webb stumbles onto a story which leads to the shady origins of the men who started the crack epidemic on the nation’s streets…and further alleges that the CIA was aware of major dealers who were smuggling cocaine into the U.S., and using the profits to arm rebels fighting in Nicaragua.