Carnegie Arts Centre – Film Club
Courier (2021 USA)
Director: Dominic Cooke
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel Brosnahan, Jessie Buckley
Awards: Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 86% based on 200 reviews, with an average rating of 6.8/10. The website’s critics consensus reads: “The Courier delivers a rousingly effective old-school spy adventure elevated by a thrilling fact-based story and Benedict Cumberbatch’s nervy central performance.
The true story of a British businessman unwittingly recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history. Forming an unlikely partnership with a Soviet officer hoping to prevent a nuclear confrontation, the two men work together to provide the crucial intelligence used to defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis.