• Released
  • October 17, 2003
  • R , 1 hr 38 min
  • Documentary
    Drama
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Synopsis: An Irish journalist (Cate Blanchett) probes mobsters' ties to drugs.

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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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80

The Hollywood Reporter

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A luminous performance from Cate Blanchett lies at the heart of Joel Schumacher's impressive drama.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
An arresting portrait of a fascinating and somewhat mysterious personality.
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75

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...
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75

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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63

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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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Made gripping almost single-handedly by Blanchett's superlative performance.
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60

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...
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50

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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50

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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Rated R | For language, violence and some drug content
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ This is no Erin Brockovich.
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