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Veronica Guerin

  • Rated R
  • HD and SD formats available

drama


Veronica Guerin, the action-packed, critically acclaimed true story about the journalist who risked everything in search of the truth.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    53%
  • Audience Score
    70%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 16
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
5 out of 5
Language
5 out of 5
Positive role models
3 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5
Violence
5 out of 5

This is no Erin Brockovich.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie has brutal and graphic violence and extremely strong language. The R rating is accurate. Young drug addicts are vividly depicted, including one who has become a prostitute. There are scenes in a brothel and in a strip bar and non-explicit sexual situations.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about what makes someone willing to risk not only her own life but her family's lives as well. Should she have been more careful? Should she have stopped?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    53%
    reviews counted: 28
    see all Veronica Guerin reviews
  • Audience

    70%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: CateBlanchett has brought the ill-fated Veronica to vivid life.

- Andrew Sarris, New York Observer, Friday, October 17, 2003

Fresh: While this is a movie that deserves a mildly favourable recommendation, it's also nothing short of a catastrophic fumble and an incredible lost opportunity.

- Brian Webster, Apollo Guide, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: 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.

- Charles Taylor, Salon.com, Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Audience Reviews

2 stars

As a slice of Irish history (the 1990's) this star vehicle is invaluable, swapping the quaint and rustic land o'leprechans movie Ireland usually seen for a truer portrait, peopled by normal modern folk. But, they've left out why anyone would make the sacrifices this woman made, leaving a too slick biopic instead. Blanchett delivers nonetheless.

- ApeneckFletcher, Friday, March 2, 2012

3 stars

Powerful stuff based on true story of a brave lady journalist. Very much watchable.

- imrealgod, Sunday, June 21, 2009

3 stars

Aside from the state of Dublin that is shown at the begining of this film, there were no real surprises here for me. Though a bit predictable at times, it is still a good film. As sad as it is to say, it is people like Veronica Guerin (who do the right thing to spite the risks involved) that keep us progressing as a society. Their stories must be told to remind us that unless we fight for what is right, we will remain bogged down in everything that is wrong. I consider myself a huge Cate Blanchett fan, but I have to say her "Irish" accent here was a bit dodgy at times, but the performance was otherwise a very powerful one.

- RCCLBC, Friday, February 6, 2009