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The Whistleblower

Release date August 5, 2011

Based on the experiences of United Nations peacekeeper Kathryn Bolkovac (played by Rachel Weisz), The Whistleblower recounts her experiences in Bosnia. Originally sent to investigate human trafficking allegations, the former police officer becomes alarmed when she discovers many of the perpetrators of the sex crimes are her co-workers.

Why is The Whistleblower rated R? The MPAA rated The Whistleblower R for disturbing violent content including a brutal sexual assault, graphic nudity and language

The Whistleblower
Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is The Whistleblower rated R? The Whistleblower is rated R by the MPAA for disturbing violent content including a brutal sexual assault, graphic nudity and language

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Frequent upsetting or disturbing scenes.

- Frequent and prolonged portrayals of graphic violence.

- Violent acts shown in a realistic manner with details and blood.

- References to and portrayals of human trafficking.

- Brief nudity shown in the context of forced prostitution.

B- Depictions of beating, shooting and torture.

- Gory and grotesque images, including the portrayal of corpses.

- Frequent portrayals of fear and emotional suffering.

- Brief portrayals of sexual violence.

- Implied sexual activity.

Sexual Content:

- Sexual references and innuendo.

- Nudity in a brief sexual situation.

- Portrayals of breast, buttock, and female frontal nudity in a context of human trafficking.

- Embracing and kissing.


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.

- Infrequent use of scatological slang, profanity, cursing, and vulgar expressions.

- Slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Alcohol and tobacco use.

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The Whistleblower
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Sexual Content, Violence.
Alberta 14A Disturbing Content.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended for Children, Violence, Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Disturbing Content.
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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We do not have a full review for The Whistleblower because it is rated R in the US and we usually only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies. However we do have some information about the content you can expect to see in this movie in the Content Details section.

News About "The Whistleblower"

Cast and Crew

The Whistleblower is directed by Larysa Kondracki and stars Rachel Weisz, Monica Bellucci and Vanessa Redgrave.

The real Kathryn Bolkovac runs a webpage.

Both the American LA Times and The UK Guardian have published articles about her allegations and subsequent job loss.

She has also written a book about her experiences, which inspired this movie's script.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Whistleblower movie is January 24, 2012. Here are some details…

The Whistleblower releases to home video on January 24, 2012.

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