The Informers (2009)

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Critic Consensus: As miserable and insipid as its protagonists, The Informers fails to provide anything to think about after the sheen of fake blond is gone.

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A collection of Bret Easton Ellis' short stories are adapted for the screen by Ellis and Nicholas Jarecki and helmed by Gregor Jordan in The Informers, a Senator Entertainment ensemble film featuring Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger, and Winona Ryder. The film observes the goings-on during a week in Los Angeles in 1983, with many intersecting characters including a kidnapper, movie executives, rock stars, and other freewheeling, morally loose individuals. Austin Nichols, Jon Foster, and Amber Heard co-star.
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R (for strong sexual content, nudity, drug use, pervasive language and some disturbing images)
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Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Billy Bob Thornton
as William Sloan
Kim Basinger
as Laura Sloan
Winona Ryder
as Cheryl Moore
Jon Foster
as Graham Sloan
Amber Heard
as Christie
Mel Raido
as Bryan Metro
Rhys Ifans
as Roger
German Tripel
as Bryan's Guitarist
Suzanne Ford
as Bruce's Mother
Cameron Goodman
as Susan Sloan
Chris Isaak
as Les Price
Diego Leske
as Gary Gray
Katy Mixon
as Patty
Theo Rossi
as Spaz
Brady Matthews
as Maitre D'
Jeannette O'Connor
as Canter's Waitress
Simone Kessell
as Nina Metro
Milena Arango
as Miss Nebraska
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Critic Reviews for The Informers

All Critics (104) | Top Critics (32)

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November 17, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

Rating less than zero on the sophistication scale, The Informers is thus a totally faithful adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' novel--and an accurate look at early '80s-era Los Angeles.

Full Review… | September 1, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

We may not care about these cokeheads, but only rarely does Jordan fall into knee-jerk retribution.

July 16, 2009
Time Out
Top Critic

This just felt like a bunch of people in 1980s L.A. with blonde streaks in their hair listening to Wang Chung.

April 27, 2009
At the Movies
Top Critic

Gorgeous people and some well written dialogue aren't enough to make this a movie you should see.

Full Review… | April 27, 2009
At the Movies
Top Critic

It's by far the most slack, ho-hum movie ever made from Ellis' material.

Full Review… | April 24, 2009
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Informers

½

Criminally underrated.

_kelly .King
_kelly .King

Super Reviewer

½

Great performances in a desolate story by Bret Easton Ellis about moral decay amidst society glamour in the Los Angeles of 1983, showing rich people living of sex, drugs, power, wealth and fame, and the misery of their lives.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

"The Informers" is not so much a movie as it is a series of uneventful (and unconnected) scenes in which a bunch of unlikeable characters do drugs and have sex. What fun! If I must call it a film, it's the most shallow, dull and annoying one I've seen in ages. I can't beleive that so much acting talent is present in such trash. Avoid this like the plague.

Michael S
Michael S

Super Reviewer

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