The Informer Reviews

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August 6, 2020
What The Informer lacks in innovation, this workmanlike thriller more than makes up for with its sound craftsmanship.
August 1, 2020
Despite a few clever twists that blur the lines between traditional heroes and villains, this crime thriller lacks credibility and consistent tension in its second half.
July 8, 2020
Predictable cliché heaven but immensely thrilling, sucking you into every minute of the action.
April 17, 2020
This mixed bag of an action-thriller is so convoluted that several characters and their motivations get lost in the shuffle, but Kinnaman still carries it with his appealing, commanding performance.
April 5, 2020
The Informer is confused as to what it should devote its attention to.
April 2, 2020
A solid, under-the-radar thriller that's well worth checking out.
February 6, 2020
With a slightly lesser cast this could easily fall into direct-to-VOD oblivion... and while this Sidney Lumet-inspired feature never comes close to his mastery, it's an assured telling of a well-trodden story.
January 21, 2020
It's a fairly intriguing plot with several interesting elements, but the storyline, unfortunately, gets more and more convoluted and implausible as the film goes along.
January 9, 2020
Stumbles as it searches for a resolution, but the journey there is captivating, hitting a great number of steely cinema highlights and orchestrating enough turns of aggression to pass.
January 7, 2020
The Informer is a solid, entertaining thriller with gritty action scenes that makes full use of its plot to drive the suspense, instead of Hollywood's typical big-budget blockbuster approach.
January 6, 2020
Outside of the Easy Money series, Kinnaman has rarely been allowed to utilize his tightly wound intensity this explicitly.
Top Critic
January 1, 2020
For all "The Informer" lacks in surface style - shot and scored as it is in functional, straight-to-VOD fashion - it remains a surprisingly well-oiled genre machine.
November 16, 2019
On its surface, The Informer is familiar but the plot heavy film establishes its value in the way that it unpredictably resists classification with an unpredictable plot turn at every corner and an excellent central performance from Kinnaman.
October 18, 2019
The Informer feels like a throwback in every positive sense of the word. It is a rough and intense thriller that has a great deal of tension that propels it to stand out with its B-Movie qualities.
October 10, 2019
The Informer features an unnecessarily complicated web of conflicted loyalties and loose motivations.
September 25, 2019
The Informer may not be the best in the business, but it does its job well enough.
September 7, 2019
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.
September 6, 2019
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.
September 4, 2019
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.
September 3, 2019
It feels harsh to be hung up on the resolution of a story that's entertaining enough throughout, but proceedings grind to such a choppy, rushed, unsatisfactory halt that it leaves a bitter taste in the mouth
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