Rolling Stone - 09/17/2009
"[This] wild ride of a movie takes surreal comic aim at the debased values of our society. The laughs sting like hell."
A.V. Club - 09/17/2009
"The goofy tone and a cast sprinkled with comedy ringers hint that the film is headed down the rabbit hole well before Soderbergh stops playing it straight." -- Grade: A-
Chicago Sun-Times - 09/17/2009 4 stars out of 4 -- "THE INFORMANT! is fascinating in the way it reveals two levels of events, not always visible to each other or to the audience..."
Box Office - 09/11/2009 3 stars out of 5 -- "Set in the early '90s, Soderbergh suffuses it all with a Marvin Hamlisch score, which lends a certain nostalgic feel....[Damon] carries the film with considerable aplomb..."
USA Today - 09/17/2009 3 stars out of 4 -- "Damon is superb as a demonically smart guy who comes across as rather dim....Undeniably compelling."
New York Times - 09/18/2009
"[A] smart, cynical movie....Anger fuels THE INFORMANT!, giving it its pulse and reason for being."
Rolling Stone - 10/01/2009 3.5 stars out of 4 -- ?There is devilish fun in this look into 1990s white-collar crime....This is Damon like you've never seen him, and he goes for broke.?
Entertainment Weekly - 09/25/2009
?[A] groovy-looking, chuckle-baiting, fact-based movie from protean director Stephen Soderberg....Scott Bakula makes an appealing FBI agent.?
Washington Post - 09/18/2009
?The eccentricity, experimentation and sheer chops that have come to define Soderbergh's best work all come to bear on THE INFORMANT!, a smart, funny, off-handedly efficient corporate espionage thriller.?
Uncut - 11/30/2009 3 stars out of 5 -- "Steven Soderbergh's in his super-slick mode here....[Damon delivers] one of the year's stand-out performances."
Premiere - 02/24/2010 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Director Steven Soderbergh crafts a complex, clever, and hilarious movie out of annual report source material."
OCEAN'S 11's Steven Soderbergh and Matt Damon reunite for this comedy based on a true story. In THE INFORMANT, a high-ranking executive at Archer Daniels Midland joins forces with the FBI to bring down both his company and the entire food industry.
Black Comedy |
FBI Agents |
Theatrical Release |