The Informers Reviews

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November 18, 2011
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.
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.
July 17, 2009
We may not care about these cokeheads, but only rarely does Jordan fall into knee-jerk retribution.
July 17, 2009
Directed by Gregor Jordan, Ellis's aimlessly dissolute collection of stories just doesn't hang together as a coherent whole.
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.
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.
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.
April 27, 2009
Gorgeous people and some well written dialogue aren't enough to make this a movie you should see.
April 24, 2009
It's by far the most slack, ho-hum movie ever made from Ellis' material.
April 24, 2009
The Informers is a movie so seamy it makes you want to take a bath afterward. Rarely has so much sin seemed so boring.
April 24, 2009
This one's a certifiable soul-sucker, dining out on its characters' venalities while wagging a finger at the horror, the horror.
April 24, 2009
Gregor Jordan's pointless adaptation of a Bret Easton Ellis book is successful only in the sense that it accurately mimics the emptiness of its subject.
April 24, 2009
Repulsive 80s flashback.
April 24, 2009
The film is as flat as the Hollywood sign, with beautiful young people, all blonde, mostly naked, trying desperately to get up the energy to order something else from room service.
April 24, 2009
The performances run the gamut from twitchy to catatonic, and the stoned stiffness of the actors seems to have less to do with the affectlessness of the characters than with their own confusion.
April 24, 2009
The Informers is such a wretched piece of garbage that there's a certain amount of guilt attached to even writing about it.
April 24, 2009
Ellis's big notions are less insightful than they pretend to be.
April 24, 2009
Has an air of detachment and sadness, enhanced by the movie's being set a full quarter century ago. Like new cars in an old movie, these people may glow with youth, but we watch them in full awareness of the beaters and wrecks they'll become.
April 24, 2009
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