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Veronica Guerin R

Why would anyone want to kill Veronica Guerin?
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: June 4, 2019
  • Originally Released: 2003
  • Label: KL Studio Classics
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Audio Commentary with Director Joel Schumacher
    • Audio Commentary with Writers Carol Doyle and Mary Agnes Donoghue
    • Public Mask, Private Fears: The Making of Veronica Guerin
    • A Conversation with Producer Jerry Bruckheimer
    • Deleted Scene: Veronica Guerin speaks at the Committee to Protect Journalists
    • The Real Veronica Guerin speaks at the Committee to Protect Journalists
    • Theatrical Trailer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • Dolby Digital 5.1
    • Subtitles - English

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 141


User Ratings: 8,908
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. Full Review
Oct 22, 2003
Rating: 71/100 -- 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.
Apollo Guide
Jun 4, 2007
...Cate Blanchett gives one of her best performances as Guerin...
Nov 1, 2003
Rating: B+ -- Cate Blanchett gives a tour de force performance as Veronica Guerin under Joel Schumacher's direction of a no-nonsense script by Carol Doyle and Mary Agnes Donoghue. Full Review
Apr 19, 2009
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. Full Review
Time Out
Jan 26, 2006
...This is Blanchett's show, and she powers it by giving Guerin a motor that never idles...
Rolling Stone
Oct 30, 2003
Rating: 2/5 -- As movie material, Veronica Guerin's life could have benefited from the gutsy probing the woman herself was renowned for. Full Review
Toronto Star
Oct 22, 2003

Product Description:

VERONICA GUERIN, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Joel Schumacher, is the true story of the tenacious Irish crime reporter (Cate Blanchett) who exposed the brutal drug trade in 1990s Dublin. Veronica Guerin's intense dedication to her journalism, reckless hunger for the truth, and profound sense of social responsibility is grippingly portrayed by Blanchett in a magnetic performance.

Told in flashback, the film begins at the moment of her brutal assassination in 1996 and moves backwards, telling the story of the last two years of her life. A competitive journalist with no drug background, Veronica started her fierce campaign against Dublin's drug trade after witnessing young children playing with hypodermic needles in the city's slums. At that moment she started interviewing addicts and small-time thugs and what she discovered eventually led her into a fiercely protected inner circle of drug kingpins, controlled by the viciously powerful John Gilligan (Gerard McSorley). What began as a search for a story became Veronica's obsession. Her quest overshadowed her duties as a wife and mother and eventually threatened the lives of her husband and child. Heroic yet reckless, she persevered, and after threats and violent beatings she was assassinated by the very gangsters she threatened to expose.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: October 17, 2003 (LIMITED)
Kino Lorber Studio Classics

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  • Sales Rank: 85,439
  • UPC: 738329232290
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