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Based on 25 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 6 )
  • NA
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    One of the worst movies of this or any year. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Has an air of detachment and sadness, enhanced by the movie's being set a full quarter century ago. show more

  • 25
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Shocking is the fact that three highly regarded actors -- Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke and Billy Bob Thornton -- chose to star in this dreadful film. show more

  • 38
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Another tale of Tinseltown drugs, sex and excess - has transferred itself to the screen with mind-boggling, laugh-inciting horribleness. show more

  • 20
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Ellis' stamp is immediately apparent, from the absurdly vapid characters to the undercurrent of barely repressed anger. show more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    One long wallow in sordidness. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    If The Informers doesn't sound to you like a pleasant time at the movies, you are right. To repeat: dread, despair and doom. It is often however repulsively fascinating and has been directed by Gregor Jordan as a soap opera from hell, with good sets and costumes. show more

  • 38
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The Informers is nihilism for nihilism's sake; a bleak and borderline-unwatchable collage of misanthropes, self-absorbed a**holes, and pathetic weaklings as they struggle to move forward during the early 1980s in Los Angeles. show more

  • 38
    Charlotte Observer

    It's a terrible muddle unless you take it as a satire on the Age of Ellis, the Jacqueline Susann for that Flock of Seagulls era. That way, the unintentional laughs seem almost ironic. show more

  • 25
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    This one's a certifiable soul-sucker, dining out on its characters' venalities while wagging a finger at the horror, the horror. show more

  • May 21, 2011 lk00000000091606
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    boringest movie of all-time

  • May 02, 2009 davidmarcel1
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    "The Informers" is a timely masterpiece about how the family unit is at a decline in this country. Those who didn't like it can go back to their fantasy worlds of reality TV and the Easter Bunny.

  • April 27, 2009 Linda Agrati
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    One of the two worst movies I have ever seen! pathetic, unredeemable, twisted, a-moral and, yes, sick! I left after half an hour. My husband tried and said that while he waited for a way to connect all of the above, it never happened. Do not waste your time.

  • April 26, 2009 Vballtop
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    Walked in and were the only people in the theater. Now I know why. Oh dear, poor acting, undeveloped characters, and a generally lifeless storyline. If I save one person from watching this incredible disaster of a film, I've done my job.

  • April 26, 2009 Bonnie
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    Not just one of the worse movies, it is the worse! Also terrible acting, don't waste your time and money.

  • April 25, 2009 Frankiep111
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    one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

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