This could have been a great movie. Director should have let Cate Blanchett just act. When she is allowed to, she's amazing and carries the film up. I was with others, and we were split on the film, so some may love it. I found its script tedious with all the info-giving; it made me cringe at times. And all the shots of Guerin (Blanchett) smirking sideways at the camera -- it seemed like the filmmakers lost perspective. The story is remarkable and important, and there is so much talent in this movie, it's a pity that whatever happened in the execution didn't work to show the film's story as the amazing tale it is. I do not like criticizing films harshly, but for people with so much money and talent and resources -- what happened? The fact is, this movie should have been great. The story is great. One thing at least it does accomplish is get the woman's name and possibly some of her story out to the world.
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Veronica Guerin is a movie starring Cate Blanchett, Colin Farrell, and Brenda Fricker. An Irish journalist writes a series of stories about drug dealers.
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Based on a true story, this is about the Irish journalist Veronica Guerin (Cate Blanchett), a reporter for The Sunday Independent, who exposed some of Dublin's most powerful crime barons and drug lords in 1996. But later that year she was gunned down by assasins hired by the same criminal drug lords she exposed.
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could have been a great movieReviewed bygabrielle-4Vote: 2/10
The assassination of Dublin crime reporter Veronica Guerin in 1996shook Ireland to the core, her murder saw a public swell ofdetermination to rid the country of its drug peddlers. JoelSchumacher's film is an in depth interpretation of the woman, herbeliefs, her family life, her complexities and her stoicism to root outthe drug barons putting liquid death into the arms of the many.
Thankfully avoiding Hollywood clichés, it's often gritty and wellthought out, Schumacher and his writers, Carol Doyle and Mary AgnesDonoghue, don't soft soap the Guerin image, her faults are laid barealongside her searing strengths. The dangers of her work are veryprominent throughout, leading to some suspenseful and fearsome scenes.Cate Blanchett as Guerin is inspired casting, an actress capable ofcovering all facets of the human condition, and in support CiaranHinds, Gerard McSorley and Brenda Fricker give powerful performances.8/10
This was an extremely moving film, covering the life and death of the remarkable Veronica Guerin.
It would have been easy to sentimentalize this story, but it unfolded in a realistic, down-to-earth fashion that somehow made Guerin's death all the more harrowing.
However, Guerin was not painted as a tragic figure, but was shown throughout as a flawed and all-too-human figure (the incident with the skateboard at her son's party was very telling) who felt that she just HAD to continue with her crusade.
It is impossible to over-praise Cate Blanchett's performance, varying from flirtatious and humorous to passionate and driven.
Not an easy film to watch, but one that I cannot recommend highly enough.