Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003

Veronica Guerin

Cricits mostly reviewed producer Jerry Bruckheimer's and director Joel Schumacher's slam-bang track records, pretty much ignoring what was on the screen in front of them. That was the tragic story of a good-hearted, occasionally distracted but utterly determined reporter, who went up against a brutal Irish mob and was assassinated for her pains. Cate Blanchett played the eponymous heroine brilliantly and the film lingers powerfully, touchingly in mind.