• Released
  • October 17, 2003
  • R , 1 hr 38 min
  • Documentary
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Her death was shocking; this well-made telling of her life is inspiring.
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The Hollywood Reporter

A luminous performance from Cate Blanchett lies at the heart of Joel Schumacher's impressive drama.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
An arresting portrait of a fascinating and somewhat mysterious personality.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
I can't imagine a better actress for this part than Australian-born Cate Blanchett. Blanchett, who can be regal ("Elizabeth") or slutty ("The Shipping News"), manages to catch the feel of Guerin.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Cate Blanchett plays Guerin in a way that fascinated me for reasons the movie probably did not intend.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The movie portrays Guerin -- regarded by many as a hero -- as an irritating figure.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Made gripping almost single-handedly by Blanchett's superlative performance.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Glorifies its subject without quite knowing what to make of her. There's no question, though, about Ms. Blanchett in the title role. When she's on screen, the Fourth Estate flourishes.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Cate Blanchett is the spark that keeps this well-meaning but by-the-numbers biopic going.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Veronica Guerin hardly trusts you to follow its story, opening with the murder, then a series of titles that explain what's to follow.
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55 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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