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The Informant!

HD   R Closed Captioning

Steven Soderbergh

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About the Movie

What was Mark Whitacre thinking? A rising star at agri-industry giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Whitacre (Matt Damon) suddenly turns whistleblower. Even as he exposes his company's multi-national price-fixing conspiracy to the FBI, Whitacre envisions himself being hailed as a hero of the common man and handed a promotion. But before all that can happen, the FBI needs evidence, so Whitacre eagerly agrees to wear a wire and carry a hidden tape recorder in his briefcase, imagining himself as a kind of de facto secret agent. Unfortunately for the FBI, their lead witness hasn't been quite so forthcoming about helping himself to the corporate coffers. Whitacre's ever-changing account frustrates the agents (Scott Bakula and Joel McHale) and threatens the case against ADM as it becomes almost impossible to decipher what is real and what is the product of Whitacre's active imagination.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 222
  • Fresh: 176
  • Rotten: 46
  • Average Rating: 6.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: 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. – Laremy Legel,, Nov 14, 2011

Fresh: Although not a blockbuster, The Informant is an interesting, diverting film. – Ed Koch, The Atlantic, Jan 16, 2018

Fresh: After a parodic run-up, the film betrays a certain respect for this odd little creation. – Nicolas Rapold, Film Comment Magazine, Sep 24, 2014

Rotten: It's like being told lies for an hour and a half. And I'm just not into that. – Margaret Pomeranz, At the Movies (Australia), Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews


Great movie that I would highly recommend. Just wanted to write the first review.

Great Movie

Awesome movie. Matt Damon was really good. The movie is not what i expected but i really liked it. At least rent it, its very entertaining

The Informant Movie review

When i went to go out to see this movie, not knowing what it was going to be about exevpt for seeing it was so called "dark comedy"' in the paper by the STARS movie reviews. After seeing the film I was very suprised to see this movie was about the bad liar who just did'nt know when to stop or give it up. Overall, it was an entertaining movie, I would give it at least a rent if your looking for a unusual flick. Mark Whitacre is portrated perfectly by Matt Damon making it more enjoyable.

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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2009

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