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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Cate Blanchett
Ciaran Hinds
Gerard McSorley
Brenda Fricker
Directors
Joel Schumacher
Screenwriters
Carol Doyle
Mary Agnes Donoghue
Running Time
94 minutes

Veronica Guerin


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Plot
Veronica Guerin, a Dublin journalist, is murdered by two masked gunmen after being acquitted in court on charges of unpaid parking fines. In flashback, we learn that Guerin had been investigating a local drug ring — in particular a mysterious and very violent character named John Gilligan


Verdict
A moving but gritty story of willpower and sacrifice that stops pleasingly short of a Hollywood varnish-job.


Reviewed by Damon Wise

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