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  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    This is a multilayered film that not only exposes a man's contradictions - a do-gooder narcissist; a thoughtful, delusional activist - but also speaks volumes about the fringes on both sides of the political spectrum. show more

  • 90
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    The force of Darby's personality -- a rich stew of righteousness, arrogance and self-delusion -- gives the doc a psychological appeal independent of politics. show more

  • 80
    Ella Taylor NPR

    Among other things, this powerfully confused man is a study in American extremity. show more

  • 75
    Slant Magazine

    It creates a useful distance between Brandon Darby and his stories that allow for us to assess them individually, reinforcing the film's suggestion that the truth is elusive. show more

  • 80
    Noel Murray The Dissolve

    What makes Informant so effective is that while its focus is on Darby, the story has a larger scope. show more

  • 60
    Michael Atkinson Time Out New York

    This shadowy film may ooze with espionage enigma, but Darby’s real-life role finds him casting himself as a crusader; he’s like a hipster Zelig, lost among media appearances, evasive social principle and TV-propagated naïveté. show more

  • 90
    Ernest Hardy Village Voice

    Informant is riveting as it slowly assembles a damning profile of its subject. It's also timely. show more

  • 70
    Andrew O'Hehir Salon.com

    [An] evenhanded and carefully crafted documentary. show more

  • 60
    Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times

    What emerges is a vague, often chilling impression of an unpredictable opportunist and provocateur who may not even be sure himself. show more

  • 60
    Nicolas Rapold The New York Times

    Mr. Meltzer doesn’t quite find an effective tone or structure to stay on top of his unsettling person of interest. show more

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