The Informant! Reviews

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January 17, 2018
Although not a blockbuster, The Informant is an interesting, diverting film.
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.
September 24, 2014
After a parodic run-up, the film betrays a certain respect for this odd little creation.
February 18, 2012
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.
December 2, 2009
A very smooth, very dry and hugely enjoyable movie.
December 2, 2009
You never know where you stand with Steven Soderbergh, but you cannot accuse him of resting on his laurels -- or making the same film twice.
November 20, 2009
It sets out to be less pompous than similar films, which inevitably means it feels less substantial. While amusing rather than hilarious, it ought to establish Matt Damon as a star character actor.
November 20, 2009
It may come across like a self-satisfied madcap bauble, but that titular exclamation mark is the key that unlocks the myriad subtextual delights of Soderbergh's timely latest.
November 20, 2009
Director Stephen Soderbergh and its star Matt Damon have crafted a skittish caper movie, a pyrotechnical display of colourful lies that unravel to a giddy retro score.
November 20, 2009
Soderbergh has commissioned a relentlessly jazzy, wacky musical score from Hollywood veteran Marvin Hamlisch just so that we realise it's all supposed to be funny.
November 20, 2009
The Informant! is far from negligible, but it's undoubtedly second-tier Soderbergh.
November 20, 2009
It's easy to forget that Damon is a talented character actor. The Informant! might be too feather-light to bring him the plaudits he deserves, but it's to his credit that this is one of the most enjoyable films in months.
November 20, 2009
Damon makes his character ridiculous in a very convincing way while never for a moment overplaying.
November 20, 2009
Scott Z Burns's script hinges entirely on incidents that take place off-screen. The film will only work if audiences fail to notice this. But they won't, so it won't.
November 20, 2009
The problem with The Informant!, aside from that overcoaxing exclamation mark, is that it's not especially funny.
November 20, 2009
Damon's rarely been better as a seemingly normal guy who you never really get a handle on, but the light-toned narrative could certainly be snappier.
November 20, 2009
After 1 1/2 hours of ker-azee chuckles, you get one big clunker of a climax tossed in your lap.
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