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'The Informant!' Cleverly Treats Whistleblower Story Like a Comedynew

Leave it to Steven Soderbergh and Matt Damon to find the wicked humor in something that resulted in the largest antitrust fine in U.S. history at the time, and a lot of bilked international consumers.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bob Grimm  |  09-23-2009  |  Reviews

Matt Damon's 'Informant!' Turns the Whistleblower Genre Inside Outnew

Steven Soderbergh offers a satiric docudrama about a corporate stool pigeon.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  09-22-2009  |  Reviews

'The Informant!' Feels like Michael Mann's 'The Insider' Remade as a Blake Edwards Farcenew

One could conceivably see this story being played straight in other hands -- or even in Soderbergh's hands, for that matter. But the insanely prolific filmmaker is on his fourth movie in the past 10 months, and he obviously just felt like goofing around this week.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Sean Burns  |  09-21-2009  |  Reviews

'The Informant!' Takes Soft Approach to Satirenew

Matt Damon packing on layers of doughy flab to play a biochemical whistleblower isn't exactly a formula for comedy gold, but the film is funnier than it has any right to be.
San Antonio Current  |  Jeremy Martin  |  09-17-2009  |  Reviews

Steven Soderbergh's Satire 'The Informant!' Pales

Soderbergh has loads of fun with a perky musical score and jaunty '70s-era visual hat-tips toward a certain Get Smart aura of goofy charm. But the filmmaker is unable to tease out substance from what is essentially an off-key one-note samba.
City Pulse  |  Cole Smithey  |  09-14-2009  |  Reviews

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