Veronica Guerin
Veronica Guerin (2003)

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Joel Schumacher take on the real-life story of an assassinated Irish journalist in the dramatic thriller Veronica Guerin. Cate Blanchett appears as the title character, a relentless crime reporter for… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 17, 2003
DVD Release Date: March 16, 2004
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Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Cate Blanchett gives another great performance in a movie that doesn't shed much light on its title character.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Well-meaning but simpleminded.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

As movie material, Veronica Guerin's life could have benefited from the gutsy probing the woman herself was renowned for.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

This is no Erin Brockovich.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Blanchett gets the accent impeccably, and encompasses both the woman's determined heroism and her delight in the picture byline, but neither she nor the screenplay digs any deeper than secular hagiography.

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Charles Taylor

You don't need subtlety for a movie like this -- which is fortunate considering that Schumacher is the director -- but you need a kind of craft that Schumacher doesn't possess.

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Cole Smithey

Cate Blanchett gives a tour de force performance as Veronica Guerin under Joel Schumacher's direction of a no-nonsense script by Carol Doyle and Mary Agnes Donoghue.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

While I was watching Veronica Guerin, starring Cate Blanchett, I kept imagining the movie it might have been before director Joel Schumacher and producer Jerry Bruckheimer got their hands on it.

Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

The movie never adequately explains the inner conflicts that led its relentless-reporter heroine to die.

Philip French
Observer (UK)

Cate Blanchett is a vital presence as Veronica and should have romantic teenagers lining up to get into journalism school.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
As a slice of Irish history (the 1990's) this star vehicle is invaluable, swapping the quaint and rustic land o'leprechans movie Ireland usually seen… More
Mason Williams
A grand film all around for the actors and the script. Cate Blanchett shines as the fact based story of a very outspoken and hardworknig Irish woman. Many… More
familiar stranger
Powerful stuff based on true story of a brave lady journalist. Very much watchable.
Lady D'arbanville
Another stunning performance by Cate Blanchett and a great supporting cast. A very powerful story based upon the true life of Veronica Guerrin, a journalist… More
Robert C
Aside from the state of Dublin that is shown at the begining of this film, there were no real surprises here for me. Though a bit predictable at times, it… More
Michael S
Why has no one seen this?

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