The Informant

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"Based on a tattle-tale"
  • R
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 48 min
  • 6.5  (67,366)
  • 66

The Informant! is a 2009 American biographical-comedy-drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh. The movie stars Matt Damon in the leading role of Mark Whitacre. The plot of the movie is based on the true story of a high-ranking executive turned whistleblower who exposed a price-fixing conspiracy at agricultural biotechnology company Archer Daniels Midland (ADM).

Mark Whitacre is an executive at ADM working on a new food additive. He is also a mole for the FBI, gathering evidence of ADM’s price-fixing scheme in exchange for immunity for crimes he has committed. While on a business trip to Japan, he tells the FBI that ADM General Manager Mick Andreas and other executives are involved in price-fixing, which leads to a long investigation. However, as time goes on, Whitacre’s motives become unclear and his stability comes into question.

The Informant! is primarily a comedy, filled with witty one-liners and absurd characters. Matt Damon delivers a stellar performance, portraying Mark Whitacre as a likable and quirky character despite his questionable actions. The supporting cast is also fantastic, with Tony Hale playing the FBI agent who serves as Whitacre’s handler and Patton Oswalt playing one of the FBI agents who works on the case.

The movie explores themes of greed, power, and corruption at the highest levels of corporate America, as well as the flaws of the human mind. Mark Whitacre is a fascinating character, whose motives are often unclear even to himself. The movie illustrates the dangers of unchecked ambition and the lengths people will go to achieve success.

One of the most intriguing aspects of the movie is its visual style. The film has a bright, colorful aesthetic, with bold patterns and an upbeat soundtrack. This provides a stark contrast to the darker themes of the movie, creating a sense of unease and disorientation. The cinematography is also noteworthy, with shots that emphasize the isolation and paranoia of Mark Whitacre.

Overall, The Informant! is an entertaining and thought-provoking movie that will keep viewers on their toes. The combination of comedy, drama, and suspense make for a unique viewing experience, while the exceptional performances by the lead and supporting cast make the movie even more enjoyable.

The Informant is a 2009 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 48 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5 and a MetaScore of 66.

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