Metacritic Movie Ratings
The Informant! Reviews

4.0

66

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRoger Ebert

    As Soderbergh lovingly peels away veil after veil of deception, the film develops into an unexpected human comedy. Not that any of the characters are laughing.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Soderbergh takes a deadly serious news story and amplifies and colors it to the point of outrageousness. The results aren't always consistent, but they are undeniably compelling.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa Schwarzbaum

    In The Informant!, that brain -- screwy and yet capable of doing important undercover work -- free-associates like Ellen DeGeneres on a swing through Walmart. Cute, but as even Agent 86 would say in "Get Smart": Missed it by that much.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterKirk Honeycutt

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

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  • 40

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    It's overextended and exhaustingly comic.

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