In a case of false advertising there is actually no literal whistle blowing in the film – which is about the only let down in this relentlessly bleak, uncompromising true story. A U.S. cop takes a 6 month position as a peace keeper in Bosnia and uncovers a human trafficking ring. Its fairly harrowing, bleak and relentlessly downbeat but it does showcase how good Rachel Weisz is. She is just putting every foot right at the moment with her role choices since The Constant Gardener. Ably supported by the ever awesome David Strathairn and Vanessa Redgrave there is an earnestness here that some may find heavy handed. It’s tough viewing but if you are a fan of flicks like NORTH COUNTRY, MONSTER and tough bio dramas then put this on your list.
THE WHISTLEBLOWER is released on BLU RAY, DVD and Download from February 14, 2012 in Australia.