An Irish journalist (Cate Blanchett) endangers her life by investigating Dublin mobsters and their ties to the drug trade.
" An action flick passing as a eulogy. "
" Even a showy, Oscar-calculated performance by the estimable Cate Blanchett in the title role can't disguise just how limited and insubstantial this prestige biopic really is. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" As movie material, Veronica Guerin's life could have benefited from the gutsy probing the woman herself was renowned for. "
" 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. "
" Captures an impressive performance from [Cate] Blanchett. "
" 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. "
" Well-meaning but simpleminded. "
" 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. "
" Veronica Guerin paints an unsatisfyingly incomplete life. "
" The real Guerin deserves a more complete cinematic tribute. "
" CateBlanchett has brought the ill-fated Veronica to vivid life. "
" The movie never adequately explains the inner conflicts that led its relentless-reporter heroine to die. "
" Shamelessly schmaltzy biopic. "
" A smart, brisk thriller. "
" More researched than truly felt, the movie fails to dramatize a number of crucial elements. "
" 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. "
" Watchable as it is, Veronica Guerin doesn't really take us deep inside Veronica's psyche. "
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