Movie: Veronica Guerin


I’m a little conflicted about this movie. The story of a gutsy, naive, headstrong reporter who goes after drug dealers in Northern Ireland is told and acted very well. The fact that it glories in the removal of civil liberties, which gives the righteous government the power to take the property of suspected drug dealers, is what bothered me. I guess it’s OK in a biography if that is what Veronica Guerin truly wanted to accomplish. I hope it was – otherwise the movie would be no more than propaganda and a terrible abuse of her name.

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