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The Playlist Informs On You: 16 Notable Whistleblower Movies

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • August 5, 2011 6:03 AM
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The idea of the insider who, despite pressure from authorities, employers, families and friends, decides to do the right thing and blow the whole operation sky high, has been the source of some pretty terrific drama for getting on half a century now. The latest addition to the canon is "The Whistleblower," which sees Rachel Weisz as a U.N. operative who risks everything to expose a sex trafficking scandal among her colleagues.

Review: ‘The Whistleblower’ Plays More Like A Whisper

  • By Catherine Scott
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  • August 1, 2011 11:00 AM
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The following is a reprint of our review from IFFBoston.

'Dream House' With Daniel Craig & Rachel Weisz Gets A Nightmarishly Bad Poster

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 5, 2011 1:14 AM
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Plus New One-Sheets For 'Killer Elite' & 'The Whistleblower'While we don't want to be that guy, necessarily, there are some films that start to look like disasters from miles away. No one sets out to make a bad picture, but sometimes fate conspires in the worst possible way, and a pile up of misfortune leads to something that, even months before release, is clearly fated for horrible reviews, worse box office and a quick trip to the bargain bin. Think "The Stepford Wives," "Bewitched," "The Invasion," or even films that Nicole Kidman wasn't in, like "Jonah Hex," "Bonfire of the Vanities," or, most recently "Mars Needs Moms" -- films reshot, recut and delayed until they made even less sense than they did before.

Watch: Rachel Weisz Is Just Doing Her Job In Trailer For 'The Whistleblower'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 27, 2011 3:54 AM
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Sometimes a movie just doesn't work out, no matter how strong the ingredients. Here we have a film with a first rate cast, tackling some strong subject matter, but "The Whistleblower" just didn't seem to work out. The film premiered at TIFF last year to a muted response and when we caught up with it at IFFBoston, we found the film to feature strong performances but let down by its one dimensional approach. And the new trailer for the film kind of bears that out.

IFFBoston Review: 'The Whistleblower' Plays More Like A Whisper

  • By Catherine Scott
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  • May 5, 2011 2:44 AM
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Hollywood hasn’t gotten tired of taking great leading actresses and sticking them in films meant to showcase their strengths, usually in an exaggerated plea for an Oscar. Larysa Kondracki’s “The Whistleblower” is just this for Rachel Weisz, only the major flaws in the film’s structure detract from the admittedly great performance Weisz turns out.

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