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The Informer (2020)



Critic Consensus: The Informer may prove a passable diversion for less demanding thriller fans, but most of its ingredients have been recycled from superior entries in the genre.

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Honorably discharged Special Ops soldier Pete Koslow's (Joel Kinnaman) world is turned upside-down when he is jailed after a fight to protect his wife (Ana de Armas). He's given a chance for early release by becoming an informant for the FBI (Academy Award nominees Rosamund Pike and Clive Owen) and using his covert skills in an operation to take down The General, the most powerful crime boss in New York. But when the FBI sting meant to finally earn Koslow his freedom results in the death of an undercover NYPD cop, Koslow finds himself caught in the crossfire between the mob and the FBI. The General insists Koslow takes the heat and sends him back to prison to spearhead a drug operation from inside, and the FBI affirms that going back to jail to do The General's bidding is the only way for Koslow to keep his deal with them alive. Caught in a world of impossible choices, Koslow must return to prison, where he formulates a plan to escape the clutches of three of New York City's most powerful organizations - the mob, the NYPD and the FBI - in order to save himself and his family.

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Joel Kinnaman
as Pete Koslow
Ana de Armas
as Sofia Hoffman
Edwin De La Renta
as Smiley Phelps
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All Critics (36) | Top Critics (7)

The Informer is confused as to what it should devote its attention to.

April 5, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

For all "The Informer" lacks in surface style - shot and scored as it is in functional, straight-to-VOD fashion - it remains a surprisingly well-oiled genre machine.

January 1, 2020 | Full Review…
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The Informer features an unnecessarily complicated web of conflicted loyalties and loose motivations.

October 10, 2019 | Rating: 2/5

It's nothing we've not seen before, but it's pulled off with slick effectiveness and has enough bumps in the road to demand your attention to the end.

August 31, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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The Informer is one of the year's more pleasant genre surprises: a clenched fist of a crime thriller in the mode of The Departed or The Town, in which every element is just a notch smarter than you'd expect.

August 29, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It might have made better sense as an episodic drama on television but it is brash and watchable, its world reeking with cynicism and fear.

August 28, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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