1 hours 51 minutes | Rated M (Violence & offensive language)
Based on the incredible true story of a businessman turned spy.
THE COURIER is a true-life spy thriller, the story of an unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict 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.
A decorous, solidly smart thriller whose menace maintains a sort of low, steady hum. Entertainment Weekly
A solid spy drama about ordinary people caught up in Cold War espionage, Dominic Cooke’s Ironbark is as meat-and-potatoes as its real-life hero. Hollywood Reporter
Cumberbatch is absolutely committed to the role, enduring a physical transformation that would impress the likes of Christian Bale. The Playlist