The Courier

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Synopsis

THE COURIER is the true story of an unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne (Cumberbatch) recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history. At the behest of the UK's MI-6 and a CIA operative (Rachel Brosnahan), he forms a covert, dangerous partnership with Soviet officer Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze) in an effort to provide crucial intelligence needed to prevent a nuclear confrontation and defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Cast

  • Vladimir Chuprikov
  • Merab Ninidze
  • James Schofield
  • Fred Haig
  • Emma Penzina
  • Mariya Mironova
  • Rachel Brosnahan
  • Anton Lesser
  • Angus Wright
  • Benedict Cumberbatch

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Metacritic

70
Jan 29, 2020

Benedict Cumberbatch proves yet again he’s a star and Merab Ninidze is equally brilliant at his Russian counterpart.

Metacritic review by Alan Ng
Alan Ng
Film Threat
60
Jan 25, 2020

Though it never transforms into a grade-A spy thriller, the film boasts action that's briefly quite involving.

Metacritic review by John DeFore
John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter
60
Jan 25, 2020

This spy drama is bolstered by Benedict Cumberbatch’s stripped-down performance, and there’s plenty of pungent Cold War suspense to savour. And yet, Ironbark feels like a bit of a missed opportunity: The earnestness doesn’t necessarily do justice to the inherently absorbing material.

Tim Grierson
Screen Daily