Informant (2013)

The only film with access to Darby since his public confession, Informant meticulously constructs a picture of his life - before and after the death threats - through interviews and tense reenactments starring Darby himself. Darby's… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 13, 2013
DVD Release Date: November 19, 2013
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle

This is a multilayered film that not only exposes a man's contradictions - a do-gooder narcissist; a thoughtful, delusional activist - but also speaks volumes about the fringes on both sides of the political spectrum.

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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

If his methods don't come off smoothly, Mr. Meltzer's conclusion does leave you feeling that even the whole story would be cold comfort for those involved.

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Marc Mohan

More of a frustrating experience than an enlightening one.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

This timely documentary passes the test as a work of balanced journalism about a man of fascinating contradictions.

Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

What emerges is a vague, often chilling impression of an unpredictable opportunist and provocateur who may not even be sure himself.

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Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

It suffers from a slow start, but blossoms into a rather fascinating piece of nonfiction psychological portraiture.

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Claude Peck
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Anyone interested in movement politics in the 21st century will get plenty to ponder in this well-made doumentary.

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Andrew O'Hehir

[An] evenhanded and carefully crafted documentary ...

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Noel Murray
The Dissolve

Jamie Meltzer's outstanding documentary Informant is either a study of one man's evolving political views, or of a man whose psychological issues have granted him the gift of self-justification.

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With the documentary "Informant," let's start with what is known: Brandon Darby once worked with a collective in post-Katrina New Orleans to… More