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The Whistleblower Reviews

Leah Rozen
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March 1, 2012
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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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.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/4

October 11, 2011
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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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.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2/4

September 1, 2011
Loren King
Boston Globe
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"The Whistleblower'' effectively depicts the paranoia that builds as an increasingly frustrated and outraged Bolkovac is thwarted at every turn.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

September 1, 2011
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Powerful and revolting, The Whistleblower makes you feel as if it could have been even more powerful and revolting.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B

August 26, 2011
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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If this well-meaning melodrama contains a call to action, it's as quiet as a dog whistle.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 26, 2011
Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
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You come away from watching the film with a moral bellyache.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 25, 2011
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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Part thriller and part harrowing account of an outrageous, based-on-facts story of official corruption in the former Yugoslavia, "The Whistleblower" is a tense and shattering drama.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

August 18, 2011
John Anderson
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Director Larysa Kondracki's debut film is unsparing in its portrayal of sexual trafficking in a supposedly civilized world. But it's valiant, too -- especially regarding Rachel Weisz's performance as reluctant crusader Kathryn Bolkovac.

Full Review Source: Newsday

August 18, 2011
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Somewhere inside this movie is a thought-provoking thriller about the collateral damage caused by geopolitical do-gooders. Too bad it never emerges.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 18, 2011
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Derives its strength from Rachel Weisz's intelligent performance as the real-life Bolkovac.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 18, 2011
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
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Larysa Kondracki's first feature successfully avoids the major pitfalls of the activist docudrama: the main character's heroism never overshadows the larger issue at hand, nor does exposition gum up the storytelling.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

August 12, 2011
Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
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In Canadian director Larysa Kondracki's gripping based-on-a-true-story debut feature The Whistleblower, Rachel Weisz delivers a subtle yet riveting performance.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

August 12, 2011
Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
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It reminds us that there are those, in war or in peace, who will always seek to degrade and exploit, with a precious few others to speak out against injustice.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

August 12, 2011
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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A classic example of a film that doesn't trust the strength of its source material - or the intelligence of its audience.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 1/4

August 12, 2011
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Gradually, as her investigation deepens, and we see the true hideousness of what she is uncovering, the movie achieves urgency and clarity of purpose.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

August 11, 2011
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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These cases rarely seem to result in change, and the stories continue. We can only guess what may be going unreported. "The Whistleblower" offers chilling evidence of why that seems to be so.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 11, 2011
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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That you leave the film with nagging doubts and questions is not a problem. That you leave it with a sense of disappointment, however, is.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 9, 2011
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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The Whistleblower is frustratingly uneven, but at least it affords us the rare opportunity these days to meet up with a movie hero who isn't wearing jammies and a cape.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B

August 6, 2011
Tom Charity
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It's a little sluggish in the first act perhaps, and not as slick as some, but it's still more authentic than most, and angrier, too.

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August 5, 2011
Bob Mondello
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It's a thriller sobering enough in its graphic portrayal of forced violence against women that it would be tough to watch if not for the controlled fury Weisz brings to her performance as a down-to-earth avenging angel.

Full Review Source: NPR | Original Score: 70

August 5, 2011
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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The film swings from melodrama to sermonizing, both blunting the human drama that needs to come to the fore. Weisz holds the ground in a performance of ferocity and feeling.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 5, 2011
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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A pointless drama that trafficks in cliché.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1/4

August 5, 2011
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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Director Larysa Kondracki's fictionalized account of a true story is underserved by a melodramatic script; the result is like a film of a "60 Minutes" segment.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

August 5, 2011
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Clumsily didactic and flat.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

August 4, 2011
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
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Too well-intentioned for its own good.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 4, 2011
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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"The Whistleblower" has a choppy, fumbling screenplay (by Ms. Kondracki and Eilis Kirwan) that lurches between shrill editorializing and vagueness while sorting through more characters than it can comfortably handle or even readily identify.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

August 4, 2011
Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine
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Weisz is a dazzling woman, but her beauty is barely noticeable in this role; her character's integrity and her mounting anger grab all the attention.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

August 4, 2011
Alison Willmore
AV Club
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Kondracki offers a glimpse of a monstrous world -- made worse because some of the monsters in it were sent there to protect people -- but doesn't suggest any nuanced understanding of it.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C

August 4, 2011
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Rarely has a movie captured the obscene violence of sex trafficking with such unvarnished grubbiness. In the end, though, The Whistleblower is a corporate thriller.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

August 3, 2011
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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The Whistleblower is a grisly, authentic, meticulously researched, pulse-quickening political chiller about a hot-button topic that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

Full Review Source: New York Observer | Original Score: 4/4

August 3, 2011
Sam Adams
Time Out New York
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Our heroine plods doggedly through her frequently stymied investigation, and The Whistleblower follows suit, trudging forward one encumbered step at a time.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

August 3, 2011
David Germain
Associated Press
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"The Whistleblower" is a one-note affair that offers glimpses of the rich, broad life Bolkovac clearly lives but deifies her into someone inaccessible and unbelievable.

Full Review Source: Associated Press | Original Score: 2/4

August 3, 2011
Rob Nelson
Village Voice
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Late-reel scenes of suspense involving the heinously victimized Ukrainians fall somewhere along the line between shocking reportage and standard-issue torture porn.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

August 2, 2011
Justin Chang
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[A] harrowingly effective thriller.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 2, 2011
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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Although the Canada-Germany co-production from first-time feature director Larysa Kondracki isn't as gripping as it could have been, that's no fault of Weisz's: She gives a bracing, wholly connected performance.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

September 20, 2010
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