The Messengers

February 2nd, 2007


The Messengers

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An ominous darkness invades a seemingly serene sunflower farm in North Dakota, and the Solomon family is torn apart by suspicion, mayhem and murder.

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 5.2/10 (19,011 voted)

Critic's Score: 34/100

Director: Oxide Pang Chun

Stars: Dylan McDermott, Penelope Ann Miller, Kristen Stewart

It's been six years since the Rollins family just up and left and now the troubled Solomon family has come from Chicago, to rebuild their lives following their sons hospitalization due to their daughter's drunk driving accident. But as they start to settle in something odd and strange begins to occur to their son. Could something supernatural be at work, and did the previous family just leave...or are they still here? Trapped in the only place they've ever known? And what did cause their deaths? Most of this 'killer' still very much alive?

Writers: Mark Wheaton, Todd Farmer

Kristen Stewart - Jess
Dylan McDermott - Roy
Penelope Ann Miller - Denise
John Corbett - Burwell
Evan Turner - Ben
Theodore Turner - Ben
William B. Davis - Colby Price
Brent Briscoe - Plume
Dustin Milligan - Bobby
Jodelle Ferland - Michael Rollins
Michael Daingerfield - Police Officer
Tatiana Maslany - Lindsay Rollins
Shirley McQueen - Mary Rollins
Anna Hagan - Doctor
Blaine Hart - Charlie

Taglines: There is evidence to suggest that children are highly susceptible to paranormal phenomena. They see what adults cannot. They believe what adults deny. And they are trying to warn us.


Official Website: Metropolitan Films [France] | Sony Pictures [United States] |

Release Date: 2 February 2007

Filming Locations: Canada Saskatchewan Production Studios, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Box Office Details

Budget: $16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $14,713,321 (USA) (4 February 2007) (2528 Screens)

Gross: $35,374,833 (USA) (18 March 2007)

Technical Specs

Runtime: USA:

Did You Know?

At the film premiere in Minot, North Dakota, when Bobby said "Welcome to North Dakota," the audience broke out in laughter.

Plot holes: The people in the area believe that the Rollins "just up and left", however surely they would have noticed that John Rollins was still in town? Despite going under the name John Burwell and growing a ponytail, he is still clearly the same person; as we see when Jess recognizes him from a photo.

Jess: [to her brother] Where are they? What do you see?

User Review

Nothing new, but not unwatchable

Rating: 6/10

I saw this one tonight at a screening, and I wasn't entirely disappointed. I'll be honest -- there's nothing new in The Messengers. It's all been seen before in earlier, more original movies. This one is kind of a "best of" reel of some good ideas from other horror movies. If you're looking for something original and scary, this isn't it. If you're looking for a little jumpy fun, I can't say this one is a miss. By virtue of the "good ideas" being good, they work. What it lacks in originality it makes up for in assembling them in a reasonably coherent manner.

My only real gripe is that Dylan McDermitt looks about as out of place working the fields of his farm as any actor I can think of. They could have at least tried a LITTLE bit harder casting that part.

Think The Birds + Ju On + Amityville Horror + Sixth Sense.


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