“The Whistleblower” on Blu-ray and DVD

By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
January 31, 2012

On January 24th, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment released the heart-pounding suspense thriller, The Whistleblower, on Blu-ray and DVD.  This intense movie stars Academy Award Winner Rachel Weisz.  Variety says, “Rachel Weisz’s performance holds the viewer every step of the way!”  The Hollywood Reporter says, “Incendiary.  Bracing.  Explosive.”  The Whistleblower is available for purchase in stores and online, retailing for $29.99 for Blu-ray and $22.98 for DVD.


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 Firlm 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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THE WHISTLEBLOWER BLU-RAY (Catalogue #2278055)
Street Date: January 24, 2012
Screen Format: Widescreen 1.78:1
Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
Subtitles: English, Spanish
U.S. Rating: R
Total Run Time: 112 minutes (additional 30 minutes of bonus material)
Closed Captioned: Yes

 THE WHISTLEBLOWER DVD(Catalogue #2278051)
Street Date: January 24, 2012
Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles: English, Spanish
U.S. Rating: R
Total Run Time: 112 minutes (additional 30 minutes of bonus material)
Closed Captioned: Yes


I really like Rachel Weisz as an actress and was excited to see her in The Whistleblower.  The movie was full of suspense and really hit my emotions hard.  There were a few scenes with violence against women that were very hard for me to watch, but the movie mostly was a great one!  Rachel did an amazing job in her role as a woman risking her life to save the lives of others.  I can’t imagine being one of the girls in that situation or the woman fighting to save the girls.  I agree with Variety, who said that Rachel Wesiz holds the viewer every step of the way.  She did a great job!  A big thanks to Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment for this DVD review opportunity on The Mommy-Files.

I received a copy of “The Whistleblower” on DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to facilitate this movie review.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

3 Responses to ““The Whistleblower” on Blu-ray and DVD”

  1. Elena says:

    This movie is really good, very dramatic, intense and powerful.

  2. I love Rachel Weisz too and can’t believe I didn’t catch this movie! I’m going to add it to my Blockbuster list.

  3. Christian Alejandro N. says:

    This movie was so underrated. I think a lot of people never even heard of it. Some scenes were tough to watch, but the acting was superb. The scene where she couldn’t convince the girl to go with Rachel was rough. She couldn’t do anything to help her.

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