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      The Whistleblower

      2019 2h 14m Action TRAILER for The Whistleblower: Trailer 1 List The Whistleblower: Trailer 1 The Whistleblower: Trailer 1 1:06 View more videos
      13% Tomatometer 8 Reviews 50% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings A Chinese expatriate working in a mine in Australia discovers a new technology being used by his company on the site may be putting everyone's health at risk. Read More Read Less

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      Elizabeth Kerr Hollywood Reporter Xue's strengths as a filmmaker may lie more in fluffy comedy than in carefully calibrated tension. Dec 18, 2019 Full Review Jake Wilson The Age (Australia) The result is all over the map, in every sense. But despite the stilted acting and artless expository dialogue, the unpredictable shifts of gear hold attention over most if not all of the lengthy running time. Rated: 2/5 Dec 11, 2019 Full Review Mike McCahill Guardian The Whistleblower starts to feel needlessly woolly by the end, and British viewers may find one particular script quirk impassable. Rated: 2/5 Dec 5, 2019 Full Review Andrew Heskins Tang Wei (Lust, Caution) and Lei Jiayin (The Wandering Earth) star in this old-fashioned action-thriller come romance Rated: 2.5/5 Sep 23, 2020 Full Review Paula Vázquez Prieto La Nación (Argentina) Everything spreads in an obsessive and anticlimactic way, manipulating the characters capriciously, taking away what little dramatic interest it could have achieved. [Full Review in Spanish] Aug 12, 2020 Full Review Roger Moore Movie Nation A Sino-Aussie thriller with plenty of properly potent action beats, a generally engaging cast, a global chase involving wildly improbable escapes and a script rife with knee-slappingly silly plot details. Rated: 1.5/4 Dec 12, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member "The Whistleblower" is a large and ambitious film that has the heart of a blockbuster, but when put into play the Australian/Chinese endeavor gets the little things that makes a movie entertaining very wrong and it's too noticeable to ignore. Mark Ma (Jiayin Lei) is a public relations expert for a cutting edge energy company that is rolling out new technology that will take the organization to a new level. When that technology turns out to be the cause of earthquakes where ever it's implemented, Ma and his mysterious former flame, Siliang must uncover the corruption and expose the truth. The problem is that the film is almost mechanically flawed. Dialog gets jumbled between languages, and the story is all over the place. The villains are easy to track with some of them being so cartoony they looked like they were plucked from an old generic video game. The problem is that there the component of this formula that jolts the film out of it's directionless course. There are some parts of the movie that almost feel like they're in the wrong place. What does work is the special effects and there are some impressive visuals and sweeping shots given to us. Director Xiaolu Xue has a good eye and there is a sequence towards the end of the movie that is really well done. Unfortunately, it's a missed opportunity for everyone involved. "The Whistleblower" will probably be forgotten not long after you watch it and will likely be better executed somewhere down the line in a much stronger fashion. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member This was a terrible movie. The only reason why I've given it more than 0.5 stars is because of the music. As is with many bad movies, there are just too many to criticize, but to zay just a few.. 1. The story is waaay too convoluted. 2. The director failed to account for some cultural differences. For example, a corporate who once had a one night stand isn't really news worthy enough to be called a scandal. There were other scenes where it just didnt make sense 3. Alot of the scenes just didnt make sense. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A Chinese expatriate working in a mine in Australia discovers a new technology being used by his company on the site may be putting everyone's health at risk.
      Xiao Lu Xue
      Greg Basser, William Kong
      Xiao Lu Xue
      Production Co
      Edko Films, Perfect Village Entertainment
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 27, 2020
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      2h 14m
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