Audience allegiance to and affection for the character is essentially destroyed, and the film-makers themselves are of course complicit in that switch, leaving us in the dark as to Whitacre’s ...
Sep 07, 2009 · Movie Reviews TV Reviews Roundtables Podcasts. The Informant! -- Film Review. ... all but beg an audience to laugh. And, here and there, no doubt they will. ...
Sep 18, 2009 · The Informant! is a one-man show, carried completely by the strength of Damon's tremendously effective performance. Whitacre, for all intents and purposes, should be a hugely unlikeable guy, but ...
Review: The Informant! By Nicolas Rapold in the September-October 2009 Issue Whistleblower Mark Whitacre (Matt Damon) would not be out of place in a Coen Brothers caper—a bumbling manic-American with an eye on the prize and a silly mustache—but instead he’s the perplexing subject of Steven Soderbergh’s strange new film.
Movie: The Informer - Score: 8.2 / 10 🚨 I wasn’t expecting much from this movie. It ended up being pretty entertaining and interesting. The story and the film’s pace managed to keep the audience interested. Most of the cast delivered. It’s a decent film.
With their film "The Informant!" hitting screens this week amid mounting job losses and the ongoing recession, their timing is a little off for cracking wise on bad executives doing bad things. As a result, the movie feels a little "off." Damon stars as Mark Whitacre, a junior executive at Archer Daniels Midland.
Sep 18, 2009 · Funny Business. Ah, I finally figured out why I’d had it in my head — after seeing trailers and TV ads — that The Informant! was a Coen Brothers movie. Now that I’ve actually seen the movie, danged if the flick don’t feel like the Coens, if it ain’t redolent with the wonderfully odd tang of farce and feeling that they invariably bring to, at least, their lighter films.
Sep 19, 2013 · "Populaire" is a frothy little French period piece with a taste of gender-role history tucked into its boy-meets-secretary romance. Plus "Informant" (pictured) and other new movies.
The performances are solid to great throughout, and Cho does build to a remarkably satisfying final twenty minutes, but it takes two hours to get there, and much of those 120 minutes are weighed down with overdirected scenes of people planning, negotiating, or staring at computer screens.
Nov 10, 2020 · The horror-comedy looks way over the top and Lawrence fails to get the pulse of the Hindi audience right. Such things work in the south but not with the north Indian audience. The first half is dull and only Akshay’s performance keeps things clicking.