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The Informant!
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Directed By
Steven Soderbergh

Written By:
Scott Z. Burns, Kurt Eichenwald

Cast:
Matt Damon, Eddie Jemison, Rusty Schwimmer, Craig Ricci Shaynak, Tom Papa, Rick Overton, Melanie Lynskey, Thomas F. Wilson, Scott Bakula, Scott Adsit, Ann Dowd, Allan Havey, Howie Johnson, Joel McHale, Andrew Daly, David Campbell, Jean-Pierre Gillain, Hans Tester, Ludger Pistor, Raymond Ma, Ann Cusack, Dann Seki, Jayden Lund, Chic Daniel, Joe Chrest, J.D. Mathein, Tom Smothers, Clancy Brown, Tony Hale, Brian Gallivan, Daniel Hagen, Patton Oswalt, Samantha Albert, Paul F. Tompkins, Wayne Pére, Joshua Funk, Candy Clark, Frank Welker, Dick Smothers, Steve Seagren, Arden Myrin, Don Kress, Joseph Mazurk, Larry Clarke, Lucas McHugh Carroll, Nick Craig, Cody Puckett, Carolyn R. Feltner, Elena Eustache, Rome Kanda, Yoshio Be, Hervé Deschamps, Pascal Ifri, William Marsh, Richard Steven Horvitz, Tara Barrett, Tim Cain, Ken Frye, Huey Freeman, Jimmy Brogan, Adam Paul, Scott England, James Gianoulakis, Bob Zany


 
The Informant! (2009)
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Movie Review by Martin
June 2nd, 2010

Sometimes you sit through lots of rubbish movies and eventually watch 2 reasonably great ones in a row. That is true tonight. I watched the rightfully high-praised "Up in the air" first, and now the lesser known, but just as good "The Informant!" Both movies were great for pretty much the same reasons.

"The Informant!" is about just that - an Informant. A Well-meaning guy who decides to land his criminal bosses in it for their wrong-doings, only to end up as a worse off bad guy himself.

It takes a while to get going, but when it does "The Informant!" is tragically funny, as Matt Damon (brilliantly playing against type) thinks he's acting like some sort of 007, only to forget he himself is involved in some of his works dodgy past, and have to constantly lie to try and get himself out of it.

You won't be constantly rolling about with laughter at this, but Damon is playing such an idiot here, you should chuckle at some moments in what is a complicated and intriguing flick. If you don't laugh at the leads stupidity, you will at some off the 70's style random cheesiness of the whole thing. Ace!

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