It’s not that this is an uplifting movie – it’s not. But it is about a journalist who writes about the CIA, and then they ruin his life. It’s based on a true story and offers a sliver of evidence of just what the country can do to so-called dissenters. So much for freedom of speech, transparency, and the d-word.
Kill the Messenger
From Fandango –
Kill the Messenger Synopsis
A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA’s role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist Gary…
I rented this movie last night. I liked it – it moved fast and the characters were likeable. And, while I mentioned it is not uplifting, it’s not depressing either. Most of the movie is about his career at the newspaper, his family, and then, of course, his pursuit of the story. We learn glimpses of how his life is ruined only at the end, but we don’t get the entire story. Maybe that’s a good thing?