The Whistleblower Reviews

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.
September 1, 2011
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.
September 1, 2011
"The Whistleblower'' effectively depicts the paranoia that builds as an increasingly frustrated and outraged Bolkovac is thwarted at every turn.
August 26, 2011
Powerful and revolting, The Whistleblower makes you feel as if it could have been even more powerful and revolting.
August 26, 2011
If this well-meaning melodrama contains a call to action, it's as quiet as a dog whistle.
August 25, 2011
You come away from watching the film with a moral bellyache.
August 18, 2011
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.
August 18, 2011
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.
August 18, 2011
Derives its strength from Rachel Weisz's intelligent performance as the real-life Bolkovac.
August 12, 2011
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.