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Veronica Guerin Reviews

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Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
November 18, 2003
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
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
November 9, 2003
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
David Keyes
November 5, 2003
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Eric D. Snider
November 4, 2003
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 | Original Score: C
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 31, 2003
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
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 26, 2003
Blanchett seldom disappoints, and doesn't here either.
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
October 24, 2003
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
October 24, 2003
The unfortunate feeling of untapped potential is ultimately what lingers.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 23, 2003
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 | Original Score: 2/5
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
October 23, 2003
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
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
October 22, 2003
An engrossing thriller ... with another superlative performance by Cate Blanchett.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
October 22, 2003
It's a fine ride, provided you don't get too angry with Guerin for her cowgirl approach to the gig.
Brian Orndorf
October 22, 2003
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 | Original Score: 9/10
Greg Muskewitz
October 22, 2003
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 | Original Score: 2/5
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
October 22, 2003
As movie material, Veronica Guerin's life could have benefited from the gutsy probing the woman herself was renowned for.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Charles Taylor
October 22, 2003
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.
Marshall Fine
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
October 22, 2003
A drama with energy and tension that never flag.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
October 22, 2003
Serviceable but hardly riveting or inspirational.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Glenn Kenny
Premiere Magazine
October 22, 2003
Guerin deserves a tribute, but she deserves a better one than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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