• Veronica Guerin (2003)

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Veronica Guerin

Release Date: October 17th, 2003

DVD Release Date: March 16th, 2004

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: Drama, Biography

Production Co: Touchstone Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films

Distributors: Buena Vista Pictures

Keywords: Suspenseful, 1990s, Brash, Gritty, Pursuit, Husband, Murder, Sacrifice, Mother

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Cate Blanchett plays Guerin in a way that fascinated me for reasons the movie probably did not intend. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    A luminous performance from Cate Blanchett lies at the heart of Joel Schumacher's impressive drama. show more

  • 75
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    I can't imagine a better actress for this part than Australian-born Cate Blanchett. Blanchett, who can be regal ("Elizabeth") or slutty ("The Shipping News"), manages to catch the feel of Guerin. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama