Veronica Guerin Reviews

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November 9, 2018
Blanchett's Veronica is a mesmerizing, complicated force of nature in this true-life tale.
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.
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.
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.
October 17, 2003
A smart, brisk thriller.
October 17, 2003
Veronica Guerin paints an unsatisfyingly incomplete life.
October 17, 2003
More researched than truly felt, the movie fails to dramatize a number of crucial elements.
October 17, 2003
Shamelessly schmaltzy biopic.
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.
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.
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.
October 17, 2003
An action flick passing as a eulogy.
October 17, 2003
It's hard to get behind a protagonist who keeps blundering ahead.
October 17, 2003
Watchable as it is, Veronica Guerin doesn't really take us deep inside Veronica's psyche.
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