• The Informant! (2009)

The Informant!

Release Date: September 18th, 2009

DVD Release Date: February 23rd, 2010

R |1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary

Though a rising star in the ranks of Archer Daniels Midland, Mark Whitacre (Matt Damon) suddenly exposes a price-fixing conspiracy to the FBI, agreeing to wear a wire and gather evidence against ADM and other agribusinesses. However, the FBI agents get a rude surprise when they learn that Whitacre has embezzled heavily from the firm.

Cast: Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Joel McHale, Melanie Lynskey, Rick Overton, Tom Papa, Tom Wilson, Clancy Brown

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Genres: Comedy drama , Crime drama

Production Co: Jaffe/Braunstein Films, Section Eight Ltd.

Distributors: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Transformation, Rise, House, Sacrifice, Witty, Office, 1990s, Wife, 2000s, Fall

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Bakula is the ideal surrogate for a perplexed audience. Similarly, Whitacre's exasperated wife, played by Melanie Lynskey, is drily funny. show more

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    It's overextended and exhaustingly comic. show more

  • 50
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The whole film, a comedy about crime and mental illness, seems at war with itself. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com


Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture