The Informant!
The Informant! (2009)

A rising star in the agricultural industry suddenly turns whistleblower in hopes of gaining a lucrative promotion and becoming a hero of the common people, inadvertently revealing his penchant for helping himself to the corporate coffers… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 18, 2009
DVD Release Date: February 23, 2010
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A charismatic turn by star Matt Damon and a consistently ironic tone boost this quietly funny satire about a corporate whistle-blower.

Laremy Legel

In the end, it seems as though it's better to aim for searing moments and whiff on greatness than to shoot for the middle and hit it.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Soderbergh is a good listener, too, always alert to the myriad ways his characters reveal, conceal and finally betray themselves in thought, word and deed.

Caryn James
Marie Claire

With [Matt] Damon, they share something more exciting than looks: a slow-burning intelligence that leaves us feeling both unsettled and seduced.

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David Jenkins
Time Out

It may come across like a self-satisfied madcap bauble, but that titular exclamation mark is the key that unlocks the myriad subtextual delights of Soderbergh's timely latest.

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Dana Stevens

Mark's collection of bizarre behaviors doesn't add up to a character.

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Matt Singer
The Rumpus

Like Soderbergh's Ocean's 11 series, The Informant! is a funny movie with no jokes.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Damon is an agile comic performer, and Soderbergh knows how to serve him up without losing sight of the ultimate seriousness behind it all.

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James Berardinelli

Soderbergh has transformed this into a treatise on the incompetence of everyone involved: the informant, the corporation upon which he informs, the lawyers, and the FBI. Strangely enough, it's completely believable.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

Entertaining, and, yes, dark at times, The Informant! serves an interesting story about a very complex man.

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Matt Damon is so confident and charismatic as a compulsive liar who becomes an unusual corporate whistleblower for the FBI, and even if the narrative is not as… More
Graham Jones
A return to form for Soderbergh, Matt Damon puts in his most brilliant comedic performance.
Jens S.
review coming.
Alex roy
Steven Soderbergh's The Informant! Is an amusing eccentric comedy about Mark Whitacre played by Matt Damon. The Informant! Is based on Whitacre true story… More
Kevin M. Williams
Matt Damon becomes the American other Americans think of if asked "what is an American?" in this pointed farce that targets the difference between… More
Spencer S.
Soderbergh is usually half kooky and fun and half pure fantasist. The Informant! is the pinnacle of the zany antics Soderbergh brings to the screen, meshing… More