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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
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
Powerful stuff based on true story of a brave lady journalist. Very much watchable.
- imrealgod, Sunday, June 21, 2009
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