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The Informant [2 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2009]

  • SKU: 9742928
  • Release Date: 02/23/2010
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    67% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 6)

    Special Features


    • Commentary by director Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Scott, Z. Burns

    Synopsis


    The Informant!
    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 decided to turn evidence for the FBI. Convinced that he'll be hailed as a hero of the people for his efforts, Whitacre agrees to wear a wire in order to gather the evidence needed to convict the greedy money-grabbers at ADM. Unfortunately, both the case -- and Whitacre's integrity -- are compromised when FBI agents become frustrated by their informant's ever-shifting account, and discover that he isn't exactly the saintly figure he made himself out to be. Unable to discern reality from Whitacre's fantasy as they struggle to build their case against ADM, the FBI watches in horror as the highest-ranking corporate bust in U.S. history threatens to implode before their very eyes. Scott Bakula, Joel McHale, and Melanie Lynskey co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Matt Damon
      Matt Damon - Mark Whitacre
    • Scott Bakula
      Scott Bakula - FBI Special Agent Brian Shepard
    • Joel McHale
      Joel McHale - FBI Special Agent Bob Herndon
    • Melanie Lynskey
      Melanie Lynskey - Ginger Whitacre
    • Rick Overton
      Rick Overton - Terry Wilson



    Customer rating

    Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

    67%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Terrible Movie!

      Posted
      randi86

      We nearly fell asleep in the movie theater. It starts out very slow and quiet, not very much dialogue and the plot was very confusing! The whole time you're hoping this movie will pick up, but it never does! When it was over, it was like...that was it??! At the same time, we were glad to be out of there! Don't waste your money buying this movie!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good telling of a business scam!

      Posted
      theforce36

      Anyone who watched this movie will understand that it is about the story of price fixing and one mans sole greed to reach the top of his business. The story was done well and I think Director Steven Soderbergh. is one of the best in Hollywood. One of the best films I have seen in awhile.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      really, really, bad

      Posted
      tahoerick

      For the love of "Dog" run away from this turkey. The only funny parts were in the pre-movie release promos, and are on the dvd extra's. This is a perfect movie for $1 rental.....but even then you will feel ripped off.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Odd comedy

      Posted
      Chris
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      It's a great Soderberg film and like his previous films, he has a lot of great shots. The writing is odd just like our protagonist. The picture and audio are great.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Better than expected

      Posted
      Reznor
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      I like matt damon movies as well as steven soderbergh movies. This movie was better than I expected

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Film

      Posted
      andrek
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      Matt Damon is great as always, good script with suitable amount of humor.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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