Last year’s 2009 reunion of Matt Damon with his Ocean’s 11 director Steven Soderbergh failed to get the attention it deserves. Maybe it’s something to do with that moustache. Damon plays a senior VP at Archers Daniels Midland who gets wind that the food giant has been screwing its customers through price fixing. He approaches the FBI and agrees to get the dirt on his bosses. As Informant! progresses, however, it becomes clear that the shifty Whitacre is ducking, diving, and protecting his own secrets. Revisiting Erin Brockovich territory, this true story of corporate jiggery-pokery is always gripping. If the Julia Roberts movie was about human triumph, Damon’s brilliant award-worthy performance shows that doing the right thing isn’t the same as being a hero. Corporations and humans, it seems, are always going to be flawed entities. With Joel McHale, Scott Bakula and Melanie Lynskey.
Extras: Deleted scenes.
-By C. Bottomley