The Whistleblower
The Whistleblower (2011)

This ripped-from-the-headlines thriller is inspired by actual events. Kathy Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) is a Nebraskan police officer who takes a job working as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. Her expectations of helping to rebuild a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 24, 2012
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71%



Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Rachel Weisz puts on a compelling smoldering act though the film suffers from a literal-minded approach to the material.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

A first-rate one-woman-against-the-system drama, a film benefiting from grim recreations of an ugly reality and a stellar cast determined to expose it.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Powerful and revolting, The Whistleblower makes you feel as if it could have been even more powerful and revolting.

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Blake Griffin
We Got This Covered

The Whistleblower offers fantastic performances from the entire cast. It's very atmospheric with grisly authenticity and a truly moving plot.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

In Weisz's eyes, we see Kathryn's transformation from a public servant doing what's expected of her to a crusader driven to by her own conscience. Her performance is terrific; the movie, sadly, is not.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

If this well-meaning melodrama contains a call to action, it's as quiet as a dog whistle.

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Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground

A dark, uncompromising look into the disturbing world of human trafficking.

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Loren King
Boston Globe

"The Whistleblower'' effectively depicts the paranoia that builds as an increasingly frustrated and outraged Bolkovac is thwarted at every turn.

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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

You come away from watching the film with a moral bellyache.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

Weisz's best role, and best performance, since "The Constant Gardener.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
vieras esine
This film is based on Kathryn Bolkovac's attempt to expose DynCorp's (Democra in the movie) sex trafficking of minors in Bosnia and is everything but… More
Letitia Lew
Not going to win any awards for filmmaking, but had a crucial story to tell and told it effectively. I need to look up Kathy Bolvac now. Reminds me of my… More
Jim Hunter
A police officer volunteers for the UN peacekeeping mission in Bosnia and uncovers a scandal involving human trafficking. A fine, unremarkable social issue… More
familiar stranger
The makers care little to mar UN's image & are set to expose it (as if it needs to be exposed; it's a GK now), but couldn't dare to use the… More
Cynthia S.
Great story about how civilized men will act like animals when put in a lawless environment. War is a dirty business. Apparently, so is peacekeeping. This movie… More
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Cast: Rachel Weisz, Benedict Cumberbatch, Monica Bellucci, Liam Cunningham, David Strathairn, Vanessa Redgrave, David Hewlett, Luke Treadaway, William Hope… More