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Veronica Guerin Reviews

October 15, 2007
Well-meaning but simpleminded.
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.
August 7, 2004
While I was watching Veronica Guerin, starring Cate Blanchett, I kept imagining the movie it might have been before director Joel Schumacher and producer Jerry Bruckheimer got their hands on it.
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
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.
October 17, 2003
The movie never adequately explains the inner conflicts that led its relentless-reporter heroine to die.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 17, 2003
Captures an impressive performance from [Cate] Blanchett.
October 17, 2003
A woman died that day in 1996, not a saint and not a symbol. Despite its excesses, Veronica Guerin comes tantalizingly close to introducing us to her.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 17, 2003
A smart, brisk thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 17, 2003
Veronica Guerin paints an unsatisfyingly incomplete life.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 17, 2003
More researched than truly felt, the movie fails to dramatize a number of crucial elements.
October 17, 2003
Shamelessly schmaltzy biopic.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
October 17, 2003
CateBlanchett has brought the ill-fated Veronica to vivid life.
October 17, 2003
The real Guerin deserves a more complete cinematic tribute.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 17, 2003
What you expect from a feature film, especially one made seven years after her death, is the further matter of why she did so. Alas, that tricky little 'W' gets barely a mention.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 17, 2003
Veronica Guerin is the kind of edifying movie that Hollywood loves and critics are often deeply suspicious of: a film that celebrates the heroic. If not for Cate Blanchett's compelling performance we'd have just cause.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 17, 2003
An action flick passing as a eulogy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 17, 2003
Slick but sincere.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 17, 2003
It's hard to get behind a protagonist who keeps blundering ahead.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 17, 2003
Watchable as it is, Veronica Guerin doesn't really take us deep inside Veronica's psyche.
Read More | Original Score: B-
October 17, 2003
The characterization seems a little too pat and jaunty.
October 17, 2003
Cate Blanchett plays Guerin in a way that fascinated me for reasons the movie probably did not intend.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 16, 2003
Made gripping almost single-handedly by Blanchett's superlative performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 16, 2003
A flat-footed, overwrought crusader- against-evil melodrama.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 16, 2003
More schlocky than satisfying.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 16, 2003
Although it tells an important story, Veronica Guerin skims the surface more than delves into the reporter's character.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 16, 2003
With this movie, Cate Blanchett adds another fine performance to her resume.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 16, 2003
A by-the-book, inspirational piece of Hollywood storytelling that tells you where it's headed in the first few minutes and manages to stay engaging until the end.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 16, 2003
A good story, told with the usual Jerry Bruckheimer-Joel Schumacher glibness/pseudo-social concern.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 16, 2003
Veronica Guerin is an inspiring biopic. It just isn't much of a thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 16, 2003
Inspiring.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 16, 2003
Veronica Guerin succeeds as a memorial to a gutsy journalist who changed a country.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 14, 2003
A pre-programmed mediocrity, a slave to its clichés.
October 13, 2003
I thought the ending was ladled with an extra helping of sentiment that wasn't really necessary, but it doesn't detract from Blanchett's amazing performance, and the power of this story.
October 9, 2003
[A] well-meaning but by-the-numbers biopic.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 19, 2003
It's slickly packaged, looks good in widescreen and toplines Cate Blanchett, but producer Jerry Bruckheimer and helmer Joel Schumacher seem boxed in by the very recent story.
July 29, 2003
Blanchett brings her expected professionalism and ability to the role. Her Irish accent is perfect, and she has the charisma and presence to easily hold center stage.