The Informant!
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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 and ultimately threatening to derail the very investigation he helped to launch in this offbeat comedy from Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh. Mark Whitacre (Matt Damon) was fast rising through the ranks at agri-industry powerhouse Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) when he became savvy to the company's multinational price-fixing conspiracy, and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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,
"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."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"After a parodic run-up, the film betrays a certain respect for this odd little creation."
‑ Nicolas Rapold, Film Comment Magazine
"More funny-weird than funny-ha-ha. But still funny."
‑ Dave White,
"The Soderbergh-Damon team has been honed and crafted into a viable investment"
‑ Katina Vangopoulos, Moviedex
"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."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"Mark's collection of bizarre behaviors doesn't add up to a character."
‑ Dana Stevens, Slate
"Soderbergh's projects anymore are odd little thought puzzles he gives himself, puzzles he knows can't be solved but can't help trying, regardless."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"The Informant! is Soderbergh having fun, and it's a hoot to watch. With an Oscar caliber performance from Damon and a story so unique if it wasn't true you wouldn't believe, it's the first really good film of the fall."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"Soderbergh has decided to splurge on some big budget luxuries such as 'trained actors' and 'lighting' in his latest film (elements that have been missing from his more experimental works)."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"Damon is an agile comic performer, and Soderbergh knows how to serve him up without losing sight of the ultimate seriousness behind it all."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"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."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Drills away into the dark humor of a white-collar tattletale, his ever-widening web of deceit and a scrambled criminal mind with a couple of screws loose."
‑ Neil Pond, American Profile
"A first class examination of corporate greed, the fluidity of reality, and man's constant need to portray himself as the hero."
‑ Mike Edwards, What Culture
"Soderbergh channels the inspired lunacy of his early absurdist comedy Schizopolis through the skillful populist storytelling of Ocean's 11."
‑ Ian Buckwalter, DCist
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