The Informant (1997)

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A young I.R.A. member is forced to turn informant on his comrades, when he is caught in an assassination attempt on a judge.

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  • Timothy Dalton and Anthony Brophy in The Informant (1997)
  • Timothy Dalton and Anthony Brophy in The Informant (1997)
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2 January 2005 | dredd1981
6
| Fairly accurate portrayal of life in 1990's Belfast
This film is something of a mixed bag! As a fan of Timothys work I was eager to watch this film just to see Tim Dalton,and not so much for the "Troubles" storyline which,and lets face it,Hollywood has done an abysmal job of bringing to the big screen. Dodgy accents aside,this is a fairly accurate film which shows the IRA as the thugs they are,murdering police officers and shooting children. I thought Timothys performance was pretty good,although the accent needed a bit of work. Cary Elwes was thoroughly annoying as the army lt trying to befriend "gingy", who was equally irritating because he constantly had that "i picked the wrong day to stop sniffing glue" look on his face. If you want to see a fairly accurate portrayal of the terrorism that existed in Northern Ireland in the 1990's warts and all,watch this movie! If you want to cling to the belief that the IRA are heroes fighting for truth,justice and a pint of Guinness instead of being the murderers and drug dealers they really are, then my advice is to get real!

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