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Based on 34 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    With it's dynamite performances, strafing wit and dramatic provocation, The Insider offers Mann at his best -- blood up, unsanitized and unbowed. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Pacino and Crowe are at their best, but the supporting cast also shines. show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    At its best, hard-hitting grown-up cinema (rare these days) and a movie blessed with a villain (Big Tobacco) for which all gloves can be removed and heaved into the next county. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Few American directors drive this wedge between mind and gut as masterfully as Michael Mann. show more

  • 100
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    May be the best movie of the year. show more

  • 90
    Mr. Showbiz

    For two hours and 35 minutes it is absolutely riveting. show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Excellent acting, a stirring screenplay, and crisply intelligent directing make this fact-based movie a great human drama as well as a riveting and revealing look at crucially important social issues. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Power to absorb, entertain and anger. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    This is a first-class muckraking melodrama: an admirable picture. show more

  • 88
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    A big, bold movie that gets at undeniable truths about the way no one, no matter how powerful, is immune from manipulation. show more

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