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The Informers Reviews

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Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
July 17, 2009
Bret Easton Ellis pens a mean tale, in all adjectival senses. His prose is artfully maleficent; he is a laid-back Severus Snape of the sex-and-drugs generation. You need a smarter directing hand, though, than Gregor Jordan's.
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
July 17, 2009
Director Gregor Jordan seems to have gone into reverse since his 2001 Buffalo Soldiers, aiming for the LA rondeau of Altman's Short Cuts but missing all the vital ingredients - wit, humanity, charm, nuance and meaning.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
July 17, 2009
The film has a slick surface sheen and evocative soundtrack (Simple Minds, A Flock Of Seagulls, etc) but those are just incidental pleasures in a languid condemnation of soulless excess.
Matthew Turner
July 17, 2009
None of the characters are particularly appealing and it ultimately fails to engage on an emotional level.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
July 17, 2009
Watching people live such vacuous, clone-like lives of privilege and decadence, it's impossible to feel anything for them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5

Daily Record (UK)
July 17, 2009
The Informers proves once again that Ellis's stories are difficult to realise for the big screen and perhaps best left for the printed page and the imagination.
| Original Score: 2/5
Mike McCahill
July 17, 2009
Much of it remains purposefully pointless, and Ellis and Jordan never attempt to reframe the dead-eyed hedonism and solipsism that makes these characters very hard to care about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Victor Olliver
July 16, 2009
Imagine Absolutely Fabulous without Edina and Patsy, or Dynasty without Alexis, and what have you got? The Informers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Clay Cane
June 10, 2009
What an A-list cast: Mickey Rourke, Winona Ryder and Kim Basinger. Interesting enough, all stars of the eighties, which is exactly where this movie should have stayed.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
May 15, 2009
A chilling, brutal film that is a lot more than the sum of its one dimensional parts would suggest.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 1, 2009
...a dreary, loosely connected parade of drug-, drink- and sex-sodden lost souls.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Sobczynski
April 30, 2009
Imagine "Crash" with a social disease and you pretty much have "The Informers" in a nutshell.
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 29, 2009
Filled with narcissistic twits who never say or do anything of consequence or interest.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
April 29, 2009
Life is a bitch and then you go to L.A.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Eric Melin
April 28, 2009
The Informers becomes that rare movie that is so tedious it dares you to keep watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Eric D. Snider
April 27, 2009
Brazenly befouling cinemas with its sub-soap-opera acting, melodramatic dialogue, and thoroughly unlikable characters.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Top Critic
Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
April 27, 2009
This just felt like a bunch of people in 1980s L.A. with blonde streaks in their hair listening to Wang Chung.
Top Critic
Ben Lyons
At the Movies
April 27, 2009
Gorgeous people and some well written dialogue aren't enough to make this a movie you should see.
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
April 26, 2009
Despite a terrific ensemble cast, The Informers suffers from an uneven, chaotic screenplay with forgettable, poorly developed characters while none of the actors or actresses get a chance to shine. It never really gels into a sharp, compelling or e
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 24, 2009
If you don't require anything more profound... in your movies, then The Informers may well be a satisfying experience.
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