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The Informant! Reviews

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Amy Taubin
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.
Justin Stewart
Stop Smiling
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.
Nicolas Rapold
Film Comment Magazine
September 24, 2014
After a parodic run-up, the film betrays a certain respect for this odd little creation.
Will Leitch
June 22, 2013
Soderbergh's projects anymore are odd little thought puzzles he gives himself, puzzles he knows can't be solved but can't help trying, regardless.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Neil Pond
American Profile
September 29, 2011
Drills away into the dark humor of a white-collar tattletale, his ever-widening web of deceit and a scrambled criminal mind with a couple of screws loose.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Laremy Legel
May 6, 2011
In the end, it seems as though it's better to aim for searing moments and whiff on greatness than to shoot for the middle and hit it.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Dave White
April 4, 2011
More funny-weird than funny-ha-ha. But still funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joshua Starnes
March 27, 2011
The Informant! is Soderbergh having fun, and it's a hoot to watch. With an Oscar caliber performance from Damon and a story so unique if it wasn't true you wouldn't believe, it's the first really good film of the fall.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
Mike Edwards
What Culture
February 3, 2011
A first class examination of corporate greed, the fluidity of reality, and man's constant need to portray himself as the hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 29, 2010
The Soderbergh-Damon team has been honed and crafted into a viable investment
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Simon Miraudo
October 27, 2010
Soderbergh has decided to splurge on some big budget luxuries such as 'trained actors' and 'lighting' in his latest film (elements that have been missing from his more experimental works).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 15, 2010
Soderbergh channels the inspired lunacy of his early absurdist comedy Schizopolis through the skillful populist storytelling of Ocean's 11.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.2/10
Nick Deigman
Fan The Fire
April 15, 2010
If you arrive at the cinema looking forward to a frivolous, expertly produced, and very funny movie with a few cracking performances, then I think you might just be in luck.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
February 11, 2010
Matt Damon saves the show with a perfectly unhinged portrait of the main character.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
January 31, 2010
Soderbergh and Burns deftly present the puzzling information in a clear and highly entertaining manner, but for all of their hard, workmanlike efforts, the film is Damon's through and through.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jordan Hiller
January 6, 2010
Whitacre marks a very interesting reflection point in Matt Damon's career as it eerily evokes a controversial character he portrayed ten years ago, and probably the last time he was so deserved of awards consideration for a lead role.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 31, 2009
The whole truth and mostly just the truth
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
December 12, 2009
A showcase for Matt Damon's talents, but a dramatically confused film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Paul Chambers
December 7, 2009
A smart movie about being dumb. Very funny and well-acted. Enjoyed from start to finish! Paul Chambers, CNN.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Rubin Safaya
December 6, 2009
Visual and narrative punchlines strike flawlessly like the absurdist humor of a Bugs Bunny cartoon...
Full Review | Original Score: A
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