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Movie Review – The Informer (2019)

The Informer, 2019.

Directed by Andrea Di Stefano.

Starring Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Common, Clive Owen, Ana de Armas, and Sam Spruell.


Ex-con Pete Koslow (Joel Kinnaman) is working undercover as an FBI informant as they attempt to bring down a group of particularly nasty Polish gangsters. Promised that it’ll be a way-out for his family by Federal Agent Wilcox (Rosamund Pike), Koslow soon discovers that he’ll need to be incarcerated again in order to infiltrate the mob and escape for good.

Few things are more frustrating than a perfectly fine film ambitiously deciding that it wants to be a franchise starter before the audience even wants to see ‘the further adventures of….’. Sadly, that’s the fate suffered by Andrea Di Stefano’s dirt-under-the-nails crime-thriller, The Informer, which rattles along in an intriguing, if slightly seen-it-all-before fashion, and then falls off a cliff, rather than hanging from one,

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