Veronica Guerin
First screened in October 2003 / Most recently screened in June 2014
Director: Joel Schumacher. Cast: Cate Blanchett, Ciarán Hinds, Gerard McSorley, Barry Barnes, Simon O'Driscoll, Brenda Fricker, Don Wycherley, Alan Devine, Emmet Bergin, Garrett Keogh, Amy Shiels, Maria McDermottroe, Paudge Behan, Gerry O'Brien, David Murray, Joe Hanley, Mark Lambert, Paul Ronan, Paul Roe, David Herlihy, Laurence Kinlan, Colin Farrell. Screenplay: Carol Doyle and Mary Agnes Donoghue.

Twitter Capsule: Blanchett acts with usual conviction. Film summons righteous outrage but director's tactics are cheap. Bloated end.

VOR:   Unusual to endorse an obnoxious heroine and even highlight her flaws. But then there's plenty of sanctifying, delivered in stale ways.

Photo © 2003 Buena Vista Pictures/Touchstone Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Actress (Drama): Cate Blanchett

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