Sep 16, 2009 · “The Informant!” is fascinating in the way it reveals two levels of events, not always visible to each other or to the audience. A second viewing would be rewarding, knowing what we find out. Matt Damon's performance is deceptively bland.
Aug 28, 2000 · Loved the movie and the book is fantastic, as well. I loved the way the author used dialogue through transcripts of taped conversations, first hand accounts, and testimony. It reads so smoothly - unlike many "True Stories" - and you feel the deceptions emotionally rather than just tut tutting the bad actors.
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The Informant never really comes together as a film of any type and I found myself rewinding to see if I had missed something. This should not have to happen in a good movie. A good movie not only makes the viewer want to watch it through to the end, but it also makes the viewer want to remember what they just watched.
The movie is based on a true story and sends some mixed messages about corporate ethics; ethical breaches are treated somewhat lightly, which may make the crimes seem less serious. And the main character isn't exactly a role model himself.
Meticulously researched and richly told, The Informant re-creates the drama of the story, beginning with the secret recordings, stakeouts, and interviews with suspects and witnesses to the power struggles within ADM and its board--including the high-profile chairman Dwayne Andreas, F. Ross Johnson, and Brian Mulroney--to the big-gun Washington ...
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Sep 18, 2009 · In previews, “The Informant!” was billed as more of a straight comedy, while it’s really much more serious and complicated than that. It’s a movie that can’t seem to settle in, and, thus, the results are sometimes fair, sometimes poor, and sometimes brilliant.
Audience Reviews for The Informant! Jun 07, 2013 Entertaining semi-accurate real-life portrayal of an educated bipolar personality with mixed-up perceptions with an improper use of a cute...
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Mar 22, 2016 · Audience Reviews for Informant. Sep 16, 2013. With the documentary "Informant," let's start with what is known: Brandon Darby once worked with a collective in post-Katrina New Orleans to provide ...
The Informant is a nonfiction white-collar crime book written by journalist Kurt Eichenwald and published in 2000 by Random House. It documents the mid-1990s lysine price-fixing conspiracy case and the involvement of Archer Daniels Midland executive Mark Whitacre, inspiring a film adaptation starring Matt Damon as Whitacre.