The Whistleblower (2010)

The Whistleblower (2010)

The Whistleblower (2010)

Thriller inspired by the true story of Kathryn Bolkovac, an American policewoman who discovered US military involvement in child sex slavery and human trafficking in war-torn Bosnia. Stars Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz.

After volunteering to work as a peacekeeper in Bosnia, Bolkovac is horrified to discover that Democra Corp (a pseudonym for the real world DynCorp), an American military contracting company, is involved in child sex slavery and human trafficking. Risking her job and personal safety she sets out to bring the revelations to global attention but soon finds herself embroiled in a dangerous world of high level corruption populated by unlikely diplomatic enemies.

2010Rating: R16, contains violence,sexual violence, offensive language & content that may disturb112 minsCanada, Germany
DramaThrillerTrue Story & Biography

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The Whistleblower (2010) / Reviews

Village Voice

Village Voice

Kondracki's fact-based thriller remains somewhat focused on its grim subject, though its principled bid to allure the masses results in a surplus of Hollywood-style eye candy and narrative formula.

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Variety

Variety

This accomplished debut feature avoids most of the usual pitfalls, channeling its outrage into a tense, focused piece of storytelling with a powerful sense of empathy.

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Time Out

Time Out

The film’s narrow focus constrains a proper pullback to the larger picture.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

A relentless and frightening thriller.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Doesn't flinch at grisly authenticity, and several sequences in Whistleblower are admittedly hard to watch.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Offers a glimpse of a monstrous world but doesn’t suggest any nuanced understanding of it.

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