Messenger of Death (1988) - Rotten Tomatoes

Messenger of Death (1988)





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A newspaper reporter (Charles Bronson) investigating the murder of a Mormon family is drawn into a war between rival factions for control of a piece of oil-rich land. Though the adventure is quite heated, the reporter manages to remain a peaceful intermediary in the dispute.

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Charles Bronson
as Garret Smith
Trish Van Devere
as Jastra Watson
Jeff Corey
as Willis Beecham
Daniel Benzali
as Chief Barney Doyle
Marilyn Hassett
as Josephine Fabrizio
John Ireland
as Zenas Beecham
Penny Peyser
as Trudy Pike
Gene Davis
as Junior Assassin
John Solari
as Senior Assasin
Duncan Gamble
as Lt. Scully
Charles Dierkop
as Orville Beecham
Don Kennedy
as Cyrus Pike
Bert Williams
as Sheriff Yates
Cheryl Waters
as Magda Beecham
Patricia Allison
as Florinda Beecham
Maria Mayenzet
as Esther Beecham
Margaret Howell
as Naomi Beecham
Kimberly Beck
as Plety Beecham
Beverly Thompson
as Mrs. Lucy Bigelow
Susan Bjurman
as Mrs. Doyle
David Cooper
as Willis's Follower
Joseph Darrell
as Fund Raiser Contributor
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Audience Reviews for Messenger of Death

Messenger of Death is an underrated Charles Bronson flick that is not as bad as what everyone says. I agree that it's not one of his best works, but this is a\ film that nonetheless has everything you'd expect from a Bronson action thriller. This film should appeal to the diehard Bronson fans only, and it definitely isn't a perfect action thriller, but it has enough good elements on-screen to make it a worthwhile viewing. Directed with flair by Cape Fear director J. Lee Thompson, Messenger of Death is fun for what it is. Bronson has done better, but this film has enough effective thrilling elements to appeal to Bronson fans. The film however had so much more potential in being a great, memorable experience, and as it stands, it's an entertaining ride that does deliver some good thrills, but in some areas the film does lack in a truly original plot, but luckily the film is never dull. The film had potential of being so much more, but it manages to still be an intense ride than only a Charles Bronson action flick can deliver. This isn't his greatest work, but it still manages to deliver the usual treats that we'd expect from this classic tough guy. A film that no Bronson fan should pass up on, and is really a film that will certainly appeal more to his die hard followers than common movie fans. This is an imperfect film, but it still a worthwhile action thriller to watch to kill some time. The cast starring alongside Bronson are good in their parts, and they all have something to offer. However Bronson makes the film work, even with its somewhat lacking, original material and he proves that he doesn't need a gun to kick ass.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Works as a comedy.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer


Charles Bronson is a reporter investigating a Mormon blood feud. The opening scene is brutal and very well done, reminding me of Once Upon A Time in the West. The "cowboys" being kept in shadow was quite eerie.

Christopher  Brown
Christopher Brown

Super Reviewer

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