Veronica Guerin Reviews

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January 11, 2013
October 15, 2007
Well-meaning but simpleminded.
August 8, 2006
If you take out Cate Blanchett's amazing performance, you're left with a dull husk of a film from a director who knows little about filmmaking.
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.
July 29, 2004
Guerin has the outward appearance of a quaint but brutal Irish gem like the works of Jim Sheridan and Neil Jordan, but looks are deceiving
March 18, 2004
Has its virtues, but they're the kind you can buy.
December 18, 2003
Por pouco no 'mata' Veronica Guerin pela segunda vez ao macular sua memria.
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.
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?
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.
October 24, 2003
The unfortunate feeling of untapped potential is ultimately what lingers.
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.
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.
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.
October 22, 2003
As movie material, Veronica Guerin's life could have benefited from the gutsy probing the woman herself was renowned for.
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 22, 2003
Serviceable but hardly riveting or inspirational.
October 22, 2003
Guerin deserves a tribute, but she deserves a better one than this.
October 20, 2003
Unfortunately, despite having such riveting source material and great actors in all the roles, somewhere, the film falls flat.
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