Kill The Messenger does a serviceable job bringing a story to the masses that has mostly been overlooked. At its heart, it is a journalistic procedural with high intrigue, but director Michael Cuesta is also trying to juggle a family drama at the same time. Unfortunately, this construction gets in the way of the story we really want to hear. At times, you will find yourself begging for the filmmaker to stop concerning himself with the domestic troubles of Jeremy Renner’s Gary Webb, and refocus his attention on, admittedly, a pretty fantastic main plot line. Now, the family issues are important, but the poor execution lets down the rest of the movie.