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The Whistleblower Reviews

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January 7, 2019
Weisz carries the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 8, 2018
All the players in The Whistleblower are broad ciphers, in service of the simplistic, didactic intentions of the plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 23, 2017
This is a hopelessly upsetting movie, you won't feel good about anything when it's over, but it's important to address these kinds of issues.
August 30, 2017
Based on a true story, the movie makes you wish it could've had more impact
November 11, 2013
The Whistleblower offers fantastic performances from the entire cast. It's very atmospheric with grisly authenticity and a truly moving plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
March 4, 2013
A dark, uncompromising look into the disturbing world of human trafficking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 6, 2013
Weisz's best role, and best performance, since "The Constant Gardener.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 9, 2012
The thriller stuff is very soft, and the docudrama stuff is too focused on "Oscar moments" (i.e. huge expressions of outrage and torment).
February 6, 2012
Yes, The Whistleblower has its heart in the right place. However, that heart is bleeding a little too much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 30, 2012
The Whistleblower goes off the rails a little -- I guess in an attempt to create more drama out of an already dramatic situation. As the plot devices pile up towards the end, it's a bit frustrating because there's a good movie in there somewhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 27, 2012
The Whistleblower is a strong effort made even more so thanks to the mesmerizing talents of star Rachel Weisz.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 14, 2012
This is bleak terrain, but Weisz's performance helps us get through it. And as real-story films go, The Whistleblower is as accurate as can be.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 21, 2011
Weisz is made for this kind of role; from "Constant Gardener" to "Enemy at the Gates," few actors can do absolute, unshakable conviction so well on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 21, 2011
A reasonably taut story of political intrigue, international corruption and one woman's determined fight for justice
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 18, 2011
The closing minutes of the film suggest the most challenging parts of the story still remains untold.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
October 12, 2011
Don't let the impressive cast list, which includes Vanessa Redgrave, Monica Bellucci and David Strathairn, fool you: This is the Rachel Weisz show.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 11, 2011
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 6, 2011
It's a good film with a strong central performance. The problem is that the film isn't as strong as the performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
September 30, 2011
Structured and shot like a quality premium-cable channel police drama, this fact-based story might have had more impact as a documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 29, 2011
[Weisz's] restraint offers a cold, evaluative gaze that makes what transpires all the more telling, and in the absence of direction that can make something more out of these elements than just condemnation, that becomes a strength.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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