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R| 1 hr. 38 min.

Plot Summary
In this true story, Veronica Guerin (Cate Blanchett) is an investigative reporter for an Irish newspaper. As the drug trade begins to bleed into the mainstream, Guerin decides to take on and expose those responsible. Beginning at the bottom with addicts, Guerin then gets in touch with John Traynor (Ciarán Hinds), a paranoid informant. Not without some prodding, Traynor leads her to John Gilligan (Gerard McSorley), the ruthless head of the operation, who does not take kindly to Guerin's nosing.

Cast: Cate Blanchett , Gerard McSorley , Ciarán Hinds , Brenda Fricker , Barry Barnes , Joe Hanley , David Murray , David Herlihy

Director: Joel Schumacher

Genres: Biography, Drama

Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures

Veronica Guerin (2003)

Release Date: October 17th, 2003|1 hr. 38 min.

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critic reviews (10)
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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Cate Blanchett is the spark that keeps this well-meaning but by-the-numbers biopic going. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    An arresting portrait of a fascinating and somewhat mysterious personality. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Made gripping almost single-handedly by Blanchett's superlative performance. show more

  • September 14, 2012 fankentein
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    Veronica Guerin is one of the best movies I have ever seen. I just happen on it in a Walmart and bought it because it sounded very inte resting and because of the all star cast with the beautiful and very talented actress Cate Blanchett. And such a brutal and sad story. She sees so many young people hooked on drugs in Ireland, and feels the need to bring the tragedy into the open by reporting it. But it brings her in harms way with the Irish mob, which eventually leads to her assasination, within a two year time span. And a very brutal murder. This is a very good movie with great actors including Ciar\'an Hinds, Gerard McSorely and directed by the man behind Lost Boys Joel Schumacher, one of my favorite vampire movies. See Veronica Guerin.....it is a movie that will really move you, and Cate is wonderful in it. And warning, it will piss you off.

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