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The Whistleblower

Rated R for disturbing violent content including a brutal sexual assault, graphic nudity and language.

R In Theaters 08/5/2011 , 102min.
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85%
Viewer score based on 82 ratings
59%
Critic score based on 30 reviews

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February 01, 2012
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Having been deployed to Bosnia in 1995, this film really hit home. I'm probably a bit biased, but I though this film was outstanding - and I never grow tired of watching Rachel Weisz
August 21, 2011
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This movie exposes the reality of the institutionalized hatred of women throughout the world. The scenes are so upsetting that they are traumatizing and leave a rather grim if not hopeless atmosphere to the notion of change in the world. The question of why men feel the reactive need to hurt and treat women as commodities is tragic at best. I give these women credit for staring this story but

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Los Angeles Times
Though more brutish than elegant, The Whistleblower does have a certain charged, unvarnished power in its examination of how people can harm those they are enlisted to protect. Full Review
Barbara Goslawski
Boxoffice Magazine
Severe and unflinching, The Whistleblower relies on journalistic realism to pack its punch. Full Review
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine
It reaches a peak of dramatic anguish in star Rachel Weisz's single moment of naked fury, rather than through the tenacity and compassion that define her crusading title character. Full Review
Bob Mondello
NPR
Credit Kondracki and Kirwan with having endowed their picture with considerable, if blunt, force. Their filmmaking suits the real-life atrocities they're exposing. Full Review
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
The story, inspired by Bolkovac's experiences in Bosnia and her subsequent book account, is dynamite. Alas, Kondracki's direction fizzles. While she elicits a tense and eloquent performance from Weisz, the first-time filmmaker fails to maintain a consistent tone. Her film samples multiple genres. Full Review

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