The Informer

critic Reviews

55% Rotten Tomatometer Score55%
  • The Informer may prove a passable diversion for less demanding thriller fans, but most of its ingredients have been recycled from superior entries in the genre.
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    Barry HertzGlobe and Mail
    The Informer is confused as to what it should devote its attention to.
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    Guy LodgeVariety
    For all "The Informer" lacks in surface style - shot and scored as it is in functional, straight-to-VOD fashion - it remains a surprisingly well-oiled genre machine.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    The Informer features an unnecessarily complicated web of conflicted loyalties and loose motivations.
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    Ed PottonTimes (UK)
    It's nothing we've not seen before, but it's pulled off with slick effectiveness and has enough bumps in the road to demand your attention to the end.
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    Tim RobeyDaily Telegraph (UK)
    The Informer is one of the year's more pleasant genre surprises: a clenched fist of a crime thriller in the mode of The Departed or The Town, in which every element is just a notch smarter than you'd expect.
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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    It might have made better sense as an episodic drama on television but it is brash and watchable, its world reeking with cynicism and fear.
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    Jeffrey M. AndersonCommon Sense Media
    This mixed bag of an action-thriller is so convoluted that several characters and their motivations get lost in the shuffle, but Kinnaman still carries it with his appealing, commanding performance.
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    Chris BumbrayJoBlo's Movie Network
    A solid, under-the-radar thriller that's well worth checking out.
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    Steven SheehanThe Digital Fix
    With a slightly lesser cast this could easily fall into direct-to-VOD oblivion... and while this Sidney Lumet-inspired feature never comes close to his mastery, it's an assured telling of a well-trodden story.
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    Sameen AmerThe News International (Pakistan)
    It's a fairly intriguing plot with several interesting elements, but the storyline, unfortunately, gets more and more convoluted and implausible as the film goes along.
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