A ‘Messenger’ that Doesn’t Deliver

October 9, 2014 6:31 PM

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‘Kill the Messenger’ is a news drama that makes plenty of sense, but doesn’t have a dramatic soul

If the screenplay to “Kill the Messenger” were a news story, any capable copydesk would have kicked it back to the reporter—not for a shortage of facts, but a lack of dramatic soul. Directed with his usual aplomb by Michael Cuesta (“LIE,” “Homeland”) and shot by the virtuosic Sean Bobbitt (“12 Years...

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