Veronica Guerin Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
This is no Erin Brockovich.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 19, 2009
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Philip French
Observer [UK]
October 15, 2007
Cate Blanchett is a vital presence as Veronica and should have romantic teenagers lining up to get into journalism school.
Top Critic
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
October 15, 2007
Well-meaning but simpleminded.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
September 9, 2007
...a respectful quasi-documentary
Full Review | Original Score: 86/100
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 24, 2007
Blanchett nearly saves it, but it's too much a plastic-Jesus biopic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
June 4, 2007
While this is a movie that deserves a mildly favourable recommendation, it's also nothing short of a catastrophic fumble and an incredible lost opportunity.
Full Review | Original Score: 71/100
Damon Wise
Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
A moving but gritty story of willpower and sacrifice that stops pleasingly short of a Hollywood varnish-job.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
August 8, 2006
If you take out Cate Blanchett's amazing performance, you're left with a dull husk of a film from a director who knows little about filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
January 26, 2006
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.
Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com
October 31, 2004
Cate Blanchett is most likely the greatest actress working in film today.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
August 7, 2004
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.
Boyd van Hoeij
european-films.net
August 3, 2004
Sporting a perfect Irish accent, [Cate Blanchett] imbues the character with a lot more presence than the script (and the director?) called for.
Jordan Hiller
Bangitout.com
July 29, 2004
Guerin has the outward appearance of a quaint but brutal Irish gem like the works of Jim Sheridan and Neil Jordan, but looks are deceiving
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5
Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian
June 13, 2004
Veronica Guerin is a sharp study of the vices that sometimes goad us to virtue.
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 18, 2004
Has its virtues, but they're the kind you can buy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 9, 2004
What you will take away from this movie is another fine performance by Blanchett.
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
February 4, 2004
Cate Blanchett [gives] a performance that gets under your skin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 1, 2004
[Joel] Schumacher remains a filmmaker with the potential to surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
December 18, 2003
Por pouco não 'mata' Veronica Guerin pela segunda vez ao macular sua memória.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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