The Informant! Reviews

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November 28, 2020
Clever direction and several brilliant performances from a strong cast keep this upbeat tale of a downward spiral entertaining throughout.
September 12, 2020
Damon gives a quietly revelatory performance as Whitacre.
January 24, 2020
Soderbergh's easy, breezy dismissive style gives the distinct impression that we are all being conned.
October 11, 2019
As the puzzle unravels, the sickening feeling we've seen this somewhere before becomes more and more overwhelming.
June 6, 2019
Hamlisch's score is the highlight of the film, being almost solely responsible for its off-beat comic tone, punctuating and even commenting on humorous moments with a wink and a twinkle in its eye.
May 15, 2019
Powered by a fantastic performance from Matt Damon, the new Steven Soderbergh-directed film is an intriguing movie that slowly unfolds to reveal a rather powerful final punch.
November 14, 2018
Soderbergh knows how to entertain, and The Informant is no exception.
November 1, 2018
The lead character is so impenetrable and treated in such an offhand way that he quickly becomes boring.
October 26, 2018
When The Informant! focuses on such common human failings with laser-precision wit, it's a satire worthy of Jonathan Swift.
October 26, 2018
If you think our culture is totally, horribly, permanently screwed up, go see The Informant!
April 10, 2018
"The Informant!" plays out like an interesting dance between filmmaker and star, each knowing when to break out and shine, and when to slip into the background.
January 23, 2018
This Damon opus might be categorized as a subdued thriller, a riff in a minor key, and a compelling character study.
January 17, 2018
Although not a blockbuster, The Informant is an interesting, diverting film.
December 14, 2017
What The Informant! knows is that "crook" is just a word. In capitalist society, it can be applied to everyone.
October 11, 2017
With [Matt] Damon, they share something more exciting than looks: a slow-burning intelligence that leaves us feeling both unsettled and seduced.
September 18, 2017
Like Soderbergh's Ocean's 11 series, The Informant! is a funny movie with no jokes.
September 11, 2017
Entertaining, and, yes, dark at times, The Informant! serves an interesting story about a very complex man.
June 1, 2015
The Informant! is an inspired social satire, a near-perfect single-carat diamond in an age of mindless movie bling. It's a small movie, but not in any sense minor.
June 1, 2015
As the story becomes more about the various undercover ops and the contradictory workings of Whitacre's hateful-lovable mind, The Informant! has an undeniable crackle.
September 24, 2014
After a parodic run-up, the film betrays a certain respect for this odd little creation.
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