The Informers
The Informers (2009)

A collection of Bret Easton Ellis' short stories are adapted for the screen by Ellis and Nicholas Jarecki and helmed by Gregor Jordan in The Informers, a Senator Entertainment ensemble film featuring Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 25, 2009
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Critic Score: 13% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: As miserable and insipid as its protagonists, The Informers fails to provide anything to think about after the sheen of fake blond is gone.

Rob Nelson
Variety

Rating less than zero on the sophistication scale, The Informers is thus a totally faithful adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' novel--and an accurate look at early '80s-era Los Angeles.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

Gorgeous people and some well written dialogue aren't enough to make this a movie you should see.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Heaven protect us from any more Bret Easton Ellis versions of Tales of the Empty Lives of Los Angeles.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

We may not care about these cokeheads, but only rarely does Jordan fall into knee-jerk retribution.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

It's by far the most slack, ho-hum movie ever made from Ellis' material.

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Burl Burlingame
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Brad Renfro in his last movie role, playing a wannabe film actor who sprays out filthy perspiration like a collie emerging from a sewer. It's possible this role killed Renfro.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

This just felt like a bunch of people in 1980s L.A. with blonde streaks in their hair listening to Wang Chung.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

The Informers is a movie so seamy it makes you want to take a bath afterward. Rarely has so much sin seemed so boring.

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Sonny Bunch
Washington Times

Imagine American Psycho with less violence but more nudity, transplanted from New York to California and stripped of all self-awareness. That's The Informers.

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Flixster Audience Score: 17% Flixster User Reviews
Michael S
"The Informers" is not so much a movie as it is a series of uneventful (and unconnected) scenes in which a bunch of unlikeable characters do drugs and… More
Mark Walker
Brett Easton Ellis, author of "American Psycho" and "The Rules of Attraction" has a recent adaptation of his books, in "The… More
Nicki Marie
Interesting. Took a while to get into, and is a little confusing as there are so many characters in it, but works pretty well for a movie made up of a lot of… More
Jonathan Hutchings
To say that The Informers is a travesty would be wrong -- even travesties are watchable. This is not a film that is so bad it's good, it's simply bad.… More
Dean !
A strange film, that seems totally random at times. It has a bit of an insight to the lives of a range of people in early 80's LA. From the spoilt rich… More
Dean McKenna
There is a lot of bile thrown at this film for it's lack of morality but I actually find the film very moral: the idea of "good" is integral to… More

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