The MessengersFebruary 2, 2007
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
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 all…is this 'killer' still very much alive?
Writers: Mark Wheaton, Todd Farmer
Penelope Ann Miller
William B. Davis
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.
Release Date: 2 February 2007
Filming Locations: Canada Saskatchewan Production Studios, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $14,713,321
(4 February 2007)
(18 March 2007)
Did You Know?
At the film premiere in Minot, North Dakota, when Bobby said "Welcome to North Dakota," the audience broke out in laughter.
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.
[to her brother]
Where are they? What do you see?
Nothing new, but not unwatchable
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
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.