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The Informers Reviews

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
August 18, 2011
Heaven protect us from any more Bret Easton Ellis versions of Tales of the Empty Lives of Los Angeles.
Burl Burlingame
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
July 5, 2011
Brad Renfro in his last movie role, playing a wannabe film actor who sprays out filthy perspiration like a collie emerging from a sewer. It's possible this role killed Renfro.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Rob Nelson
Variety
September 1, 2009
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.
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times
August 30, 2009
Imagine American Psycho with less violence but more nudity, transplanted from New York to California and stripped of all self-awareness. That's The Informers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 23, 2009
...a ninety-eight-minute snooze-fest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Paul Chambers
CNNRadio
August 10, 2009
bleak, boring and bloated.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Cosmo Landesman
Times (UK)
July 24, 2009
It has a good cast and a terrific 1980s soundtrack (Devo, Simple Minds), but it also has the superficiality of a TV soap. The Informers is not so bad that you can't sit back and enjoy it, but nor is it good enough to go and see.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
July 24, 2009
In structure and location the film resembles Robert Altman's Short Cuts, though it's much inferior and far less interesting.
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
July 24, 2009
While it's an occasionally unsettling piece - and comes with a big-name cast - the story never goes anywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
July 17, 2009
We may not care about these cokeheads, but only rarely does Jordan fall into knee-jerk retribution.
| Original Score: 3/5

Film4
July 17, 2009
A lurid, soapy, moralistic melodrama so mucky you'll need a shower.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
July 17, 2009
Directed by Gregor Jordan, Ellis's aimlessly dissolute collection of stories just doesn't hang together as a coherent whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
July 17, 2009
There is a weird, almost comic absence of insight and perspective here. But it is a joke without humour and without a punchline.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
July 17, 2009
This self-penned adaptation of his 1994 short story collection - a period piece set in 1983 Los Angeles - has supposedly been cut to ribbons, and it shows.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
July 17, 2009
Jordan gives all this an entirely appropriate sheen and the cast play well through glazed eyes. The film will fascinate those who love to see the tormented lives of those who seem luckier than the rest of us.
| Original Score: 3/5
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
July 17, 2009
Failing to work on so many levels, The Informers operates as a time capsule of 1983 and a time when substance was negated in favour of style. Sadly, this movie is severely lacking in both of those departments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Heat Magazine
July 17, 2009
For diehard Ellis completists only.
| Original Score: 2/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
July 17, 2009
It's an empty shell entertaining a nasty streak of misogyny, a single note ensemble piece that's very much less than zero.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
July 17, 2009
This film is bad - really, really bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5

The Sun (UK)
July 17, 2009
A star-studded mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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