"Nothing is More Dangerous Than the Truth" Whistleblower DVD Review

I was trying to think of a movie to watch the other night...
Broxton was playing in his room, Marc was at work and I really just felt like watching a movie.
I then remembered that I had The Whistleblower on DVD for review.

I wasn't really sure if it was something I was going to like or not...
I wasn't familiar with the names in the cast.... but, their tag line "Nothing is more dangerous than the truth" had really grabbed my attention, that was why I wanted to review it....

So, I put it in and was surprised when it was in a foreign country and had subtitles...
I wasn't sure if I was in the mood for that kind of movie...  But, I figured I could at least try....
The next thing you know, it is in the USA for a bit and then they are speaking English... at the UN in Bosnia.
I decided to put the subtitles on (even for the English speaking scenes, as they spoke low at times and with loud toys, I did not want to miss anything.)

The Whistleblower is based on true events..
It is about a female Nebraska cop that goes to work for the UN in Bosnia.  She is there to help as a peacekeeper, but before you know it... she has stumbled upon a MAJOR sex trafficking ring...
I will say, they use the F word about a minute into the movie.... and then they use it all throughout the movie...
So, if you are one that can not handle that language at all, then this is not a movie for you... but, if you can watch through this, then I highly recommend it.  I was sucked in about a minute in trying to figure out what was going to happen... and I was glued to the television throughout the entire thing!  Normally, I will let the movie play when I run to the kitchen for a drink or something (or if Broxton is a bit too quiet) not this time... If I had to move my eyes off the television at all, it was PAUSED until I returned!

Great movie, although very heartbreaking to know that stuff like this really does happen!


DVD SYNOPSIS:
How far will one woman go to fight global injustice? Clandestine secrets are waiting to be exposed in the gripping dramatic thriller THE WHISTLEBLOWER, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD January 24 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Inspired by true events, THE WHISTLEBLOWER has been met with praise by critics and heralded at the Palm Springs International Film Festival (“Best Narrative Feature”), Seattle Film Festival (“Best Director”) and Whistler Film Festival (“Best Film,” “Best Narrative Feature”).

Academy Award winners Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardner) and Vanessa Redgrave (Julia) head a powerful cast that includes Oscar® Nominee David Strathairn (Good Night and Good Luck) in writer-director Larysa Kondracki’s harrowing dramatic thriller. When Nebraska cop Kathryn Bolkovac (Weisz) accepts a U.N. peacekeeper position in post-war Bosnia, she uncovers a deadly sex trafficking ring. After learning that fellow peacekeepers and military contractors are involved in the ghastly practice and its cover-up, Bolkovac risks her own life to save the lives of others and expose the corruption. With masterful acting and a heart-racing plot, THE WHISTLEBLOWER is an acclaimed film inspired by actual events and includes stellar supporting performances from Benedict Cumberbatch (“Sherlock”), Monica Bellucci (The Matrix Reloaded) and David Hewlett (“Stargate: Atlantis”).


FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

Comments

  1. I'm going to look for this one. It sounds really good! The subject matter is yucky, but it's also realistic, and I don't mind the F word a bit. lol

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