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: August 5, 2011
DVD Release Date: January 24, 2012
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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.

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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Sarah Marrs

This is a hopelessly upsetting movie, you won't feel good about anything when it's over, but it's important to address these kinds of issues.

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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.

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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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Saporta Report (Atlanta)

Based on a true story, the movie makes you wish it could've had more impact

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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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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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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
It's a provocative and frustratingly told true story. The atrocities that happen and then the exploitation of a weak state is simply hard to fathom when… 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
Carlos Magalhães
I don't like that some actors/characters are wasted and disappear without explanation (like Benedict Cumberbatch), but still this is a riveting film based… 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
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