The Whistleblower (2010) - Action, Biography, Crime

Hohum Score

9

Engaging

A drama based on the experiences of Kathryn Bolkovac, a Nebraska cop who served as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and outed the U.N. for covering up a sex trafficking scandal.

IMDB: 7.1
Director: Larysa Kondracki
Stars: Rachel Weisz, Monica Bellucci
Length: 112 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 5 out of 92 found boring (5.43%)

One-line Reviews (52)

Predictable and quite slow.

There's a subplot with Monica Bellucci's character that is a little dull and eventually inconsequential, but when the Weisz side of things is so gripping, it's easy to look past.

She is stunning, absolutely gorgeous.

Keeps you on the edge of your seat to the very end.

Overall, 'The Whistleblower' is a very well-made, compelling and informative film, recommended for those who want to learn more about this difficult subject matter.

In a simple powerful scene she walks through the empty club and finds wads of American currency, girls' passports, polaroids of sexual abuse and in the back-room filthy mattresses, syringes and a large cage complete with manacles and leg-irons.

It also included special "global service" contractors like Democra that is depicted in "The Whistleblower" as full of corrupt and mercenary predators engaging in human trafficking.

When the film finds some energy, it's a lot more exciting.

Riveting & shocking...

Even with all it's flaws, it is a very entertaining, although sad, movie.

A well-intentioned but formulaic thriller that sticks a little too closely to the script .

Whistleblower -- powerful, compelling and insightful .

It's well-crafted story, with stunning performance of Rachel Weisz.

Though the film is genuinely compelling at times, its few risks make it a standard and unremarkable thriller.

Compelling and informative thriller .

I think it was a good plot,good acting and great to see a film about another whistleblower but by the words at the end nothing happened to the guilty and intimated the same is going on in Iraq and wherever we fire guns

Based on a true story the concept is just fascinating and disturbing that something like this could happen.

Powerful, Gripping and Heartbreaking .

So "The Whistleblower" is made to be just as exciting as the crimes are horrific, which can leave you a little detached from reality.

The Whistleblower is equal parts entertaining as it is educational.

The screenplay is fascinating, and it kept me in suspense the whole time, because even though it does not have the structure from a traditional thriller, the crusade undertaken by the main character demands a strong emotional response; and as well as we share her hope of a positive solution, we also feel her frustration when she faces the constant obstacles she finds from the mafia, the bureaucracy and even the enslaved young women, who are too scared in order to testify against their captors.

Plus I'm sure the way it happened in real life was much more exciting than this.

Her scenes with Rachel Weisz are a fascinating contrast of styles, with Weisz a more physical actor, more expressive and although some of the dialogue is not the strongest Vanessa Redgrave never sounds like she is reading from a script at all.

Overall, despite the benefits of Weis' powerhouse performance and the uncompromised subject matter, this remains a well-intentioned but formulaic thriller that sticks a little too closely to the script.

This is compelling viewing and it's heartrending.

Sadly, in real life, practically nothing happened after the story hit the headline news.

"The Whistleblower" is a powerful, gripping and heartbreaking movie about corruption and human trafficking in a country devastated by the war.

On the other hand it is a very slow moving movie that is at times hard to get through.

Fighting workplace conspiracy that is fueled by apathy and greed can be lonesome and Wiesz portrayal of a gritty professional is engrossing.

Riveting performance by Weisz .

It's the film's obvious predictable nature that makes my task of writing a brief plot outline without giving anything away a difficult one.

The only complain I might contemplate are the slow and confusing beginning, too much explications.

It was a riveting moment to realize that these clubs were established for the men coming on international contracts and UN Peacemakers.

Rachel Weisz does good work in this compelling story.

These days it's become a rarity to find a political thriller that is intelligent, intense and intriguing.

It is a magnificent and mind-boggling achievement, of the highest professional standard and level of excitement and intense nail-biting drama.

The film is action packed from start to finish and keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Overall, a good but long movie that is worth watching if you can handle it.

A smart and gripping political thriller.

It is a shame that her strong efforts and such potentially powerful material are contained in a highly formulaic narrative trajectory.

Worth watching .

The Whistleblower is a fast paced, well made thriller well worth your time.

Heartrending and compelling .

As a result, I find the film confusing.

Kept me on the edge of my seat, feeling ashamed that we call ourselves civilized.

A very emotional but long and slow true story about a former cop who uncovered a sex trafficking ring in Bosnia.

I really wanted to say good things about this film, but I found it confusing, slow and not as engaging as I had hoped.

I believe there is a way, but to Hollywood it would just be too boring.

If you want to watch a well made movie which has some very good actors in and can cope with some sickening scenes (that have to be shown to show how the girls are treated) it is worth watching.

" The Whistleblower", gripping and unflinching thriller manages just that,to shock beyond comprehension.

A powerful lead performance and a riveting story makes this a must see film.

How thrilling for Weisz's daughter.