The Whistleblower Synopsis
Kathryn Bolkovac, a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia, exposes a U.N. sex scandal.
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New York Observer

By Rex Reed
A grisly, authentic, meticulously researched, pulse-quickening political chiller about a hot-button topic that will keep you on the edge of...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
For 20 years the news has reported from time to time of crimes alleged by employees of paid defense contractors. These cases rarely seem to...
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75

Boston Globe

By Loren King
Larysa Kondracki's impressive debut achieves its aim to shine light on an international human rights issue as well as signaling a new...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Clumsy and ineffective in its first half hour. But gradually, as her investigation deepens, and we see the true hideousness of what she is...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Rarely has a movie captured the obscene violence of sex trafficking with such unvarnished grubbiness. In the end, though, The Whistleblower...
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70

NPR

By Bob Mondello
Credit Kondracki and Kirwan with having endowed their picture with considerable, if blunt, force. Their filmmaking suits the real-life...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The story, inspired by Bolkovac's experiences in Bosnia and her subsequent book account, is dynamite. Alas, Kondracki's direction fizzles....
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The film swings from melodrama to sermonizing, both blunting the human drama that needs to come to the fore.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Director Larysa Kondracki's fictionalized account of a true story is underserved by a melodramatic script; the result is like a film of a...
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Ms. Weisz is always a strong presence, but her talents are wasted here on a naive heroine - the fictional Kathy is exceedingly slow to...
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Absolutely Astonishing!

By VicodinNightmare
This movie blew my mind! What an awesomely fantastic and utterly disgusting film. I just can't believe that people can let things like human trafficking happen. Don't these men have daughters or...

Must see for adults....

By Nosofsky
Still thinking of the movie a day later...... Acting and story is a must see Ties in to what is happening in today's world Money and greed rules EVERYTHING else....

The Whistleblower review

By Normcal
This was a sad story of the way the UN really is. The movie was well produced and was not just about its primary character. It limited really horrific scenes to just what was needed to grasp what...

The Whistleblower review

By Luvnthestars
Suspenseful, but disturbingly graphic...

great movie!

By ralftpika
Educational and emotional, good movie! Would definitely recommend it/ see it again!...

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Rated R | For Disturbing violent content including a brutal sexual assault, graphic nudity and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says not for kids Strong role model in otherwise disturbing, depressing movie.
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POSITIVE MESSAGES
POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF