The Informer

Critics Consensus

The Informer may prove a passable diversion for less demanding thriller fans, but most of its ingredients have been recycled from superior entries in the genre.



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Honorably discharged Special Ops soldier Pete Koslow's (Joel Kinnaman) world is turned upside-down when he is jailed after a fight to protect his wife (Ana de Armas). He's given a chance for early release by becoming an informant for the FBI (Academy Award nominees Rosamund Pike and Clive Owen) and using his covert skills in an operation to take down The General, the most powerful crime boss in New York. But when the FBI sting meant to finally earn Koslow his freedom results in the death of an undercover NYPD cop, Koslow finds himself caught in the crossfire between the mob and the FBI. The General insists Koslow takes the heat and sends him back to prison to spearhead a drug operation from inside, and the FBI affirms that going back to jail to do The General's bidding is the only way for Koslow to keep his deal with them alive. Caught in a world of impossible choices, Koslow must return to prison, where he formulates a plan to escape the clutches of three of New York City's most powerful organizations - the mob, the NYPD and the FBI - in order to save himself and his family.


Critic Reviews for The Informer

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (11)

  • It's nothing we've not seen before, but it's pulled off with slick effectiveness and has enough bumps in the road to demand your attention to the end.

    Aug 31, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Ed Potton

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • It might have made better sense as an episodic drama on television but it is brash and watchable, its world reeking with cynicism and fear.

    Aug 28, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • It's a thriller that favours brawn over brains, punching its way through any plot predicaments.

    Aug 27, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • We know roughly where the pieces will fall in this very solidly-made slice of pulp fiction, but actor turned director Andrea Di Stefano assembles them in some very pleasing patterns.

    Sep 7, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The Informer is a gripping and compelling tale that's full of tense twists and turns, yet ultimately fails to really bring anything new to the table.

    Sep 5, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The convoluted story takes an age to get going and we are never quite sure whether to root for the hero or hope he gets caught.

    Sep 3, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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