Movie Review: THE COURIER

Movie Review: THE COURIER


Director: Dominic Cooke
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel Brosnahan, Merab Ninidze, Jessie Buckley

The Courier is inspired by the true events surrounding Greville Wynne, played here by Benedict Cumberbatch. It’s the 1960s and the Russians and Americans now have nuclear weapons. Greville Wynne is a husband, father, and a simple businessman trying to provide for his family. That all gets upended when a CIA agent played by Rachel Brosnahan and a team from MI6 approach him to be a spy against the Russians. The plan is for him to work alongside Oleg Penkovsky known as Ironbark to infiltrate the Russian nuclear program. A simple man like himself could possibly slip in undetected if he can act his way around the KGB without suspicion.

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