The Whistleblower

DVD - 2012
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Whistleblower
When Nebraska cop Kathryn Bolkovac accepts a U.N. peacekeeper position in postwar Bosnia, she discovers a deadly sex trafficking ring. Risking her own life to save the lives of others, she uncovers an international conspiracy that is determined to stop her, no matter the cost. With masterful acting and a heart-racing plot, an acclaimed film inspired by actual events. Bonus features included.


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Another thriller from real events: We meet cop Kathryn Bolkovac who accepts a U.N. peacekeeper position in postwar Bosnia. While there she discovers a human trafficking ring. Risking her own life to save the lives of others, she uncovers an international conspiracy that is determined to stop he... Read More »

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Oct 27, 2014
  • 0cho rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

If you are looking for a feel good movie, this isn’t it. You will feel sick and disturbed after watching this excellent movie on sex trafficking. Rachel Weisz does an excellent job in this movie. Well worth the watch.

Jul 16, 2014


Whistleblower is an extremely disturbing movie in that it based on reality. Girls (and guys too) and smuggled into various countries to pleasure pigs as seen in this movie, and so many turn a blind eye to it. This movie sickened me and messed me up in a good way.

This movie is rated R for good reason. Cuss words are used frequently, contains graphic pictures of sexual abuse, one sex scene in shadows, and the raping of a girl with a pipe. I may be forgetting somethings, but that's what I can remember.

Overall, this movie will make you uncomfortable, and I hope that you act on that and get in touch with an organization that helps free people from this type of slavery.

Apr 28, 2014
  • harrybrowne rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This true story is so gut-wrenching and sad. Corrupt governments (or is that redundant?), including the US are the real villians here. All this is still going on today and probably always will. But kudos to Kathryn Bolkovac for her courage...she is rare indeed.

Apr 15, 2014
  • ITC rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is one of the saddest films I have watched - corruption to the core. Bravo to the people who truly wanted to help and bravo to the people who helped get the word out.

Feb 26, 2014
  • daysleeper236 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The world needs more films like this one.

Feb 16, 2014
  • jds1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

POWERFUL POWERFUL movie. The scary part is that it is based on true events. Really makes you wonder about humanity and why we are the way we are. Well done, kept me enraptured the whole way through.
I highly recommend this movie.

Feb 11, 2014
  • docjnsuss rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Based on actual events The Whistleblower is an action packed story about a sex trafficking ring that was set up in Bosnia after the war. Set in 1999 the movie follows the efforts of UN peacekeeper Kathryn Bolkoac to shut down the ring. The events depicted are brutal and heartbreaking.

Jan 28, 2014

I watched this a while ago and was surprised to see a film done so perfectly both in content and form.
A dark true story performed beautifully and one of the must watch movies!

Nov 26, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This film is not for the faint of heart. Boiled down, THE WHISTLEBLOWER is non-fiction. These terrible crimes happen everyday around the world (not just Bosnia-Herzegovina) and are funded and protected by those who are meant to fight against it. I repeat: Eastern Europe is not the only place where human trafficking happens, but this organized crime (and that is what it is) thrives there with its lax human rights laws. If you thought diplomatic immunity was a load of malarkey in films like LETHAL WEAPON 2, where the villains are practically cartoonish with the twizzling of their oversized mustaches, you will be enraged to the core to see the reality. The lack of repercussions or a true overseeing authority for these alleged peacekeepers, who are legally contracted international agents with diplomatic immunity, is an abomination and should be stopped. But how can it be? It just saddens me and infuriates me simultaneously to conceive that the very people who are installed in these countries with the alleged intention of protecting these poor souls are the very people who then subject them to harassment, abuse, torture, rape, and sometimes death. Why bother with the peacekeepers? The way things are going, they should just funnel the money into the trafficking brothels directly. Of course, I'm not really suggesting this, but what is being done there is corruption of the good, resulting in pure evil. Ultimately, this film is a must-see. I can't believe how well crafted it was and Rachel Weisz played Kathryn Bolkovac with sincerity. Brutally honest, truly tragic, and not for the queasy, I would highly recommend this film -- if you can handle it.

Aug 06, 2013
  • neonkc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

very good

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