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Veronica Guerin Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
October 17, 2003
Veronica Guerin paints an unsatisfyingly incomplete life.
| Original Score: 3/5
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
October 24, 2003
The unfortunate feeling of untapped potential is ultimately what lingers.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 17, 2003
Intelligent but bloodless.
| Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
October 15, 2003
The film's laughably hokey and naïve coda leads us to believe that, as a result of Guerin's efforts, drugs were forever banished from Dublin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
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
Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
October 17, 2003
How can I criticize a film about a fearless crusader who was killed by the very drug lords she fought against? Well, here goes...
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Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
October 17, 2003
Even a showy, Oscar-calculated performance by the estimable Cate Blanchett in the title role can't disguise just how limited and insubstantial this prestige biopic really is.
| Original Score: 2/4
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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.
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
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
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
October 17, 2003
Veronica Guerin is a heart-breaker... not just the true story about the woman who gave her life to save others (in a round about way) but because the film hardly does her justice.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
October 5, 2003
Blanchett gives a performance that is too breezy and her Veronica often comes across as daftly naive
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Pablo Villaça
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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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
October 9, 2003
[A] well-meaning but by-the-numbers biopic.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
October 14, 2003
A pre-programmed mediocrity, a slave to its clichés.
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John Anderson
Newsday
October 16, 2003
A good story, told with the usual Jerry Bruckheimer-Joel Schumacher glibness/pseudo-social concern.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
October 16, 2003
Although it tells an important story, Veronica Guerin skims the surface more than delves into the reporter's character.
| Original Score: 3/5
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
October 16, 2003
A flat-footed, overwrought crusader- against-evil melodrama.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
October 17, 2003
The characterization seems a little too pat and jaunty.
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
October 17, 2003
An action flick passing as a eulogy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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