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Veronica Guerin
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Veronica Guerin

2003
Drama
Suspense/Thriller
1h 38m
Based on a true story, this powerful, emotional film gives unique insight into a fascinating and complex aspect of the Irish conflict and a poignant portrayal of a journalist (Blanchett) who risked her life in search of the truth. (Touchstone Pictures)
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Veronica Guerin

2003
Drama
Suspense/Thriller
1h 38m
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Rated 18 Dec 2009
41
30th
Not a film Schumacher should ever have tried to make. He lacks the subtlety & skill to make this film what it should have been. Instead of a powerful drama about Guerin's brave story, we end up with a cheap feeling, overly melodramatic and clumsy movie. Blanchett's talents are wasted & the support cast are okay at best. There is some terrible music in this film & some nasty dialogue too. This has the feel of a film made by an outsider to Ireland, & as such falls into some terrible clichés.
Rated 10 Jul 2022
82
92nd
Un score de 80, avec 2 points symboliques pour la prestation de Cate Blanchett. Son combat n'a rien donné, le film romance et accentue une victoire illusoire, il faut vraiment faire preuve d'un aveuglement total pour prétendre que Veronica Guerin a remporté un combat.. ce qui n'enlève en rien à son courage, même si au détriment de sa famille (magnifiquement interprétée ici). Joel Schumacher nous livre un long-métrage des plus déchirants, qui soulève un débat sur la limite des médias.
Rated 01 Aug 2012
80
83rd
Cate Blanchett was absolutely fabulous as usual. This real life portrait of a journalist crusading against organized crime was entertaining and well shot. Performances all around were excellent, and the story haunting. The real life Veronica Guerin must have been either very brave or very naive because she tempted her fate even after being brutally warned repeatedly. I hope she made a lasting difference for Ireland, but paid the ultimate price for her accomplishments.
Rated 26 Sep 2008
64
44th
Starts off like a good powerful story of a woman's courage that results in her death but sparks great social change. Cate Blanchett is fantastic and really makes the movie due to her excellent portrayal of the title role. The movie literally falls to pieces during the ending though where it shifts gears from a semi-realistic portrayal into sheer slow-motion melodrama complete were about three separate songs designed to be as emotional as possible. Too bad because the movie itself was very good.
Rated 25 Oct 2010
20
41st
"The film's laughably hokey and naïve coda leads us to believe that, as a result of Guerin's efforts, drugs were forever banished from Dublin." - Nick Schager
Rated 29 Nov 2008
75
85th
Good drama of a true Irish drugsmaffia-story. I don't know if everything is true but I was shocked and the end was very sad. I must confess that Veronica was a stubborn and careless journalist.
Rated 02 Aug 2013
8
37th
An incredibly crazy brave journalist.
Rated 01 Mar 2007
50
35th
Not bad.
Rated 22 Aug 2007
65
60th
Good
Rated 01 Oct 2011
35
17th
Underwhelming biopic that combines manipulative sentimentality (cut to doe-eyed street urchin playing with dirty needle) with broadly drawn stereotypes and clumsy dialogue (people saying "bejaysus" and "eejit" a lot). It's a shame, because the actual true-life story is an interesting one and it touches fleetingly on a number of important issues. It just misfires badly under the guiding hands of Schumacher and Bruckheimer.
Rated 07 Aug 2009
78
81st
Cate Blanchett was fantastic!
Rated 28 Dec 2008
75
74th
A true and powerful story.
Rated 03 Oct 2011
30
9th
Plod plod plod. It takes a particular kind of director to turn such an important and interesting story into a ploddingly awful damp teatowel of a film. The best thing about it is the ever excellent Father Todd Unctious, I mean Gerard McSorley.
Rated 28 Nov 2020
59
41st
Movies based on true story, are usually either very well or badly. This one is rather good. Joel Schumacher style to bring true story live, is fascinating. Blachett does also well. Even if this is nothing directly do to with Guerin or this movie, journalists on these days don't "save the world", they make everybody feel miserable.
Rated 18 Aug 2021
60
24th
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Rated 18 Mar 2024
90
93rd
This is quite a solid film, with a decent performance by Blanchett. It dates from 2003. I hadn't heard of it until now. I found the story compelling and moving by the end. Its maybe a little cliched, a film about drugs crime in Ireland, what hasn't been done before right? but its based on a true story and the cast give solid performances, which really helps. It felt genuine - I didn't personally know the people involved but I did feel engrossed in the story and I thought it was a well made film.

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