• The Whistleblower (2010)

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Release Date: August 5th, 2011

DVD Release Date: January 24th, 2012

R|1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary
The experiences of Kathryn Bolkovac, a cop from Nebraska, who worked as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and exposed a U.N. sex scandal that was covered up.

Cast: Rachel Weisz, Monica Bellucci, Vanessa Redgrave, Benedict Cumberbatch, David Strathairn, Liam Cunningham, David Hewlett, William Hope

Director: Larysa Kondracki

Genres: Drama

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The film swings from melodrama to sermonizing, both blunting the human drama that needs to come to the fore. show more

  • Ms. Weisz is always a strong presence, but her talents are wasted here on a naive heroine - the fictional Kathy is exceedingly slow to grasp the extent of the corruption - and a narrative style that turns the horror of the prostitutes' plight into harrowing melodrama. show more

  • 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. show more

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