The Informant!

The Informant!

By Steven Soderbergh

  • Genre: Steven Soderbergh
  • Release Date: 2009-09-18
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1h 48min
  • Director: Steven Soderbergh
  • Production Company: Jaffe / Braunstein Enterprise
  • iTunes Price: USD 6.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 0.99
6.2/10
6.2
From 515 Ratings

Description

What was Mark Whitacre thinking? A rising star at agri-industry giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Whitacre (Matt Damon) suddenly turns whistleblower. Even as he exposes his company's multi-national price-fixing conspiracy to the FBI, Whitacre envisions himself being hailed as a hero of the common man and handed a promotion. But before all that can happen, the FBI needs evidence, so Whitacre eagerly agrees to wear a wire and carry a hidden tape recorder in his briefcase, imagining himself as a kind of de facto secret agent. Unfortunately for the FBI, their lead witness hasn't been quite so forthcoming about helping himself to the corporate coffers. Whitacre's ever-changing account frustrates the agents (Scott Bakula and Joel McHale) and threatens the case against ADM as it becomes almost impossible to decipher what is real and what is the product of Whitacre's active imagination.

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Reviews

  • Are you kidding me ?

    1
    By CEW232
    I can honestly say this was a waste of my $3.99 and time. I love movies because it gives me a chance to get away from reality for a couple of hours but in this case reality is actually better.
  • Brilliant

    5
    By Rambo8649
    I thought this movie was really well done, not sure what all the negative reviews are about. The movie is uniquely funny, the writing and directing are top notch, the acting is great overall and Matt Damon did a superb job playing the main character. I though this movie was quite unique and brilliant.
  • I liked it!

    5
    By littlemisstiny8
    It’s a shame this movie didn’t do so well because I enjoyed it. I thought it was funny (not in the Hangover, stupid kind of way) and Damon did an excellent performance. I think you do have to be in the right mood for this film and it’s a little slow at times, but still worth watching.
  • More interesting and intelligent than an important

    3
    By Screenplayhouse
    You've seen whistleblowers in corporate America stories before like THE INSIDER, but you haven't quite seen THIS story. It's based on real events, and all I'll say is that our 'hero' isn't necessarily the hero we want or need him to be. For this reason, the film is as frustrating as it is fascinating. If a fan of Matt and Soderbergh, you'll be okay with this movie as an evening's diversion. This film is otherwise too small and self-indulgent to have ever been a theatrical release. Just a fun little head scratcher.
  • Need a high i.q. and good sense of humor

    5
    By VizionMC
    Imbeciles wont appreciate the comedic ironies that abound in this movie, but I promise if you are a fan of comedy and Matt Damon, this movie is terrific.
  • Not worth renting

    3
    By Bondophile
    A sometimes-funny, sometimes-sad movie. Odd subject matter for a movie. I'd say skip it and rent something else.
  • Simply, way too slow.

    2
    By Hi, how are you?
    Sooooooooooo Slooooooooooooowwwwwww!!!!!! I really wanted to like this movie, Jeepers!
  • The Informant

    5
    By eastcambridge
    This movie was meant for those who've been in the world for awhile and posses the maturity to receive Matt Damon's portrayal of Mark Whitacre who represents a true life story of a mater embezzler who's crime (which he pays for) benefits the country as a whole. Doubtful anyone could have pulled it off as Matt Damon does. Fun and Entertaining. Superb.
  • Trailer lies

    1
    By LizyC.
    Look, the movie has funny moments, but this is not at all a comedy. *spoilers* this is about a chronic liar who digs himself into a hole with his lies. It's very depressing to see this guy be sick and not even know it. Had the movie been anything like the trailer, I would have enjoyed it a lot more
  • boring

    1
    By monte0611
    the beginning was so bad i couldn't through half of it and i wouldn't wish the wasted time on anyone

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