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Based on a true story, this is about the Irish journalist Veronica Guerin (Cate Blanchett), a reporter for The Sunday Independent, who exposed some of Dublin's most powerful crime barons and drug lords in 1996. But later that year she was gunned down by assasins hired by the same criminal drug lords she exposed. Written by
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Moving, unsentimental account of a remarkable woman
This was an extremely moving film, covering the life and death of the remarkable Veronica Guerin.
It would have been easy to sentimentalize this story, but it unfolded in a realistic, down-to-earth fashion that somehow made Guerin's death all the more harrowing.
However, Guerin was not painted as a tragic figure, but was shown throughout as a flawed and all-too-human figure (the incident with the skateboard at her son's party was very telling) who felt that she just HAD to continue with her crusade.
It is impossible to over-praise Cate Blanchett's performance, varying from flirtatious and humorous to passionate and driven.
Not an easy film to watch, but one that I cannot recommend highly enough.
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