Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Arriving on DVD and Blu-Ray Today–The Whistblower, Starring Rachel Weisz





Academy Award® Winner Rachel Weisz Stars in the Heart-Pounding Suspense Thriller Arriving on Blu-ray and DVD January 24

“Rachel Weisz’s performance holds the viewer every step of the way!” –Variety

“Incendiary. Bracing. Explosive.” -The Hollywood Reporter


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”).


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My Thoughts:

This is a one of the best movies I have seen so far in 2012.  I was on the edge of my seat with this dramatic thriller, this past weekend while watching an advanced screener copy.  Rachel Weisz is one of my favorite actresses, so I couldn’t wait for this movie to arrive on DVD to see.  Like I said before, being a new mom, it is hard to get out to the movies when new films are released, so I eagerly await their arrival on DVD for viewing.  This movie was top on my list to see in 2012, and I am so glad that I did. 

This is a fast moving and gripping movie, that will have you rooting for Kathryn Bolkovac, played by Weisz, as she try to expose a deadly sex trafficking ring and those poor girls involved.  Based on actual events, and including a wonderful cast, you too, will be raving about this dramatic thriller, and telling your friends to rent it. 


Disclosure:  I was sent an advance screening copy from Twentieth Century Fox in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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