Movies Like Veronica Guerin

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65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $5.3M
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82% Satisfaction: Season 1
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Veronica Guerin Reviews

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Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week

Erin Brockovich it ain't. Veronica Guerin so drowns its viewers in the drug lord politics that we are made to barely care about the tragedy of the title heroine.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5

November 18, 2003
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

Plays well as a public service in bringing to world attention the details of the alarming event and, perhaps, as a cautionary tale for students in Journalism 101.

Full Review Source: Cinema Signals | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 9, 2003
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org

The movie is driven by a brilliant performance from Cate Blanchett, who becomes Veronica Guerin almost as easily as a caterpillar evolves into a butterfly.

Full Review Source: Cinemaphile.org | Original Score: 3/4

November 5, 2003
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

Why would you make a biopic about someone that showed only her actions, without attempting to show us what drove her to them?

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: C

November 4, 2003
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Either the movie isn't worthy of the real Veronica Guerin, or the real Veronica Guerin wasn't worthy of a movie.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

October 31, 2003
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan

Blanchett seldom disappoints, and doesn't here either.

Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan

October 26, 2003
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

Anyone disappointed by the lack of hefty women's roles during the first nine months of the current movie season will find solace in Veronica Guerin.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

October 24, 2003

This powerful docudrama is a little like Norma Rae with a dark Irish ending...Cate Blanchett gives a riveting performance.

Full Review Source: TheMovieChicks.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 24, 2003
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly

The unfortunate feeling of untapped potential is ultimately what lingers.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

October 24, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

I thought it impossible that Schumacher and Bruckheimer could possibly outdo the pointless tedium of the Anthony Hopkins-Chris Rock action comedy Bad Company, but darned if they didn't pull it off here.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 2/5

October 23, 2003
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)

It needs to be more than a surface show of what we know. Drugs are bad, but so is giving up a family and a life without a reason that's, well, galvanizing.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 23, 2003
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

An engrossing thriller ... with another superlative performance by Cate Blanchett.

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

October 22, 2003
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

It's a fine ride, provided you don't get too angry with Guerin for her cowgirl approach to the gig.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

October 22, 2003
Brian Orndorf
Modamag.com

Tales of positive change and outcry in the face of death are always dicey propositions in film, but Joel Schumacher treats the story with reverence and creates haunting drama.

Full Review Source: Modamag.com | Original Score: 9/10

October 22, 2003
Greg Muskewitz
eFilmCritic.com

Though Cate Blanchett does a fair job in the role, even she cannot lift it outside of the vying pool of 'award consideration' roles.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

October 22, 2003
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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As movie material, Veronica Guerin's life could have benefited from the gutsy probing the woman herself was renowned for.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/5

October 22, 2003
Marshall Fine
Journal News (Westchester, NY)

A drama with energy and tension that never flag.

Full Review Source: Journal News (Westchester, NY) | Original Score: B

October 22, 2003
Charles Taylor
Salon.com
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You don't need subtlety for a movie like this -- which is fortunate considering that Schumacher is the director -- but you need a kind of craft that Schumacher doesn't possess.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

October 22, 2003
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Serviceable but hardly riveting or inspirational.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

October 22, 2003
Glenn Kenny
Premiere Magazine

Guerin deserves a tribute, but she deserves a better one than this.

Full Review Source: Premiere Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

October 22, 2003
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