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The Informant!
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Matt Damon

Matt Damon

Mark Whitacre
Lucas McHugh Carroll

Lucas McHugh Carroll

Alexander Whitacre
Eddie Jemison

Eddie Jemison

Kirk Schmidt
Rusty Schwimmer

Rusty Schwimmer

Liz Taylor
Craig Ricci Shaynak

Craig Ricci Shaynak

Discouraged Foreman
Tom Papa

Tom Papa

Mick Andreas
Rick Overton

Rick Overton

Terry Wilson
Melanie Lynskey

Melanie Lynskey

Ginger Whitacre


Written by
Scott Z. Burns

Scott Z. Burns

(screenplay)
Kurt Eichenwald

Kurt Eichenwald

(book)


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Never quite catches fire...

5 years ago at Feb 26 11:20
"Well, there you have it, from Mark Whitacre, Ph.D. You know what the Ph.D. stands for, don't you? Piled higher and deeper."

While the marketing squad at Warner Brothers promoted The Informant! as a loony comedy set within the corporate environment, the trailers are in fact quite misleading. Rather than playing the material as a straightforward mainstream comedy, director Steven Sod... read more

A bizarre movie

4 years, 2 months ago at Dec 21 10:46
Honestly, I really wonder how I though it would be a cool movie to watch with my wife at the movie theater. I guess the whole thing was actually poorly advertised since I first thought it would be more a straightforward thriller. On the other hand, it is such a weird picture, so how can you sell it to any audience? Anyway, even though it was something really different than I expected, I still li... read more

Why Do You Keep Lying?

3 years, 5 months ago at Oct 6 0:54
*VERY LONG/SPOLIERS*

"It's very difficult to tell when Mr. Whitacre is telling the truth."

Watching Mark spin his webs is a lot like watching a little kid playing mind games with his parents. He's really a master of word-games, a real lord of lying, and he really has made lying his art-form, not unlike Holden Caulfield, actually. And that's why this movie is so funny... read more
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Description: What was Mark Whitacre thinking? A rising star at agri-industry giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Whitacre suddenly turns whistleblower. Even as he exposes his company’s multi-national price-fixing conspiracy to the FBI, Whitacre envisions himself being hailed as a hero of the common man and handed a promotion. But before all that ... (more)
Release date: 18 September 2009
Comedy (10), Drama (8), 2009 (8), Crime (6), 2000s (5), (5), Fbi (4), Embezzlement (3), Lawyers (3), True Story (2), Mental Illness (2), Thriller (2), Bipolar (1), In2010 (1), Matt Damon (1), Informant (1), Whistle Blowers (1), 2000's (1), Mic (1), Court (1)
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" The Plot:What was Mark Whitacre thinking? A rising star at agri-industry giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Whitacre suddenly turns whistleblower. Even as he exposes his company’s multi-national price-fixing conspiracy to the FBI, Whitacre envisions himself being hailed as a hero of the common man and handed a promotion. But before all that can happen, the FBI needs evidence, so Whitacre eagerly agrees to wear a wire and carry a hidden tape recorder in his briefcase, imagining himself as "


OsamaEx posted a review 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Not interesting.

“This movie starts with a disclaimer "Although the movie is based on true events but some of them are dramatized".

And i was thinking, this is the worst way to start a movie, i mean we all know that the default status of movies based on true events are dramatized, so you don't have to reminds us of that, it's like saying, "hey, you know what, not all of the events in this movie are real", i'm like "what the fuck i'm watching it for?".

Anyway let's just ignore this, i'm coming back to it later.

This movie is based on a book, and it's a reminder also that not all books should be adapted into a motion picture, reason being is that this movie isn't interesting in the slightest, the story is so boring and the characters are so dull, and there's also a confusing narr” read more

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Why Do You Keep Lying?

“*VERY LONG/SPOLIERS*

"It's very difficult to tell when Mr. Whitacre is telling the truth."

Watching Mark spin his webs is a lot like watching a little kid playing mind games with his parents. He's really a master of word-games, a real lord of lying, and he really has made lying his art-form, not unlike Holden Caulfield, actually. And that's why this movie is so funny and fun to watch, I've watched it a bunch of times, and it's basically because of Mark, and how loveably immature he is.

As for the broader picture, well, the world is very corrupt, and people know that, but it's still very different from how people think it is. It's a different kind of corrupt. Take two examples:

First, a big-shot from the company, Mick Andreas, talking with his cron” read more

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