THE INFORMANT! (2009 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.1|5.0 Starsìììì

The Informant!—a well-directed, true story liberally sprinkled with twists and turns—increases respect for Director Steven Soderbergh’s (Ocean’s 11, Ocean’s 12, Ocean’s 13) skills and takes actor Matt Damon to the top of his game. A well-chosen supporting cast throws the audience into a nonstop, suspenseful tale about whistle blowers, their companies, and the United States government.

Storyline

Marc Whitacre (Matt Damon) tells government officials that his company has engaged in price fixing for the product lysine. He becomes part of an insider investigation that lasts for years.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Steven Soderbergh for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers George Clooney, Michael London, and Jeff Skoll for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Alexander Whitacre (Lucas McHugh Carroll), Kirk Schmidt (Eddie Eddie Jemison), Liz Taylor (Rusty Schwimmer), Discouraged Foreman (Craig Ricci Shaynak), Mick Andreas (Tom Papa), Terry Wilson (Rick Overton), Ginger Whitacre (Melanie Lynskey), and Mark Cheviron (Thomas F. Wilson).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The ending is completely unexpected.

Ben Meyers

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