• The Informers (2009)

The Informers

Release Date: April 24th, 2009

DVD Release Date: August 25th, 2009

R |1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

In 1980s Los Angeles, a group of self-absorbed hedonists drift through their lives without the benefit of a moral compass. A movie executive (Billy Bob Thornton) carries on an affair with a newscaster, while his son (Jon Foster) tries to sort out his relationship with his promiscuous girlfriend (Amber Heard). Meanwhile, a sleazy ex-con (Mickey Rourke) hatches a plan to sell a kidnapped child for some quick cash.

Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke, Winona Ryder, Jon Foster, Amber Heard, Austin Nichols, Lou Taylor Pucci

Director: Gregor Jordan

Genres: Thriller , Crime drama

Production Co: Senator Entertainment

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Roger EbertChicago 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

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

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

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    One long wallow in sordidness. show more

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