ABC Film Challenge – Action – J – The Informer (2019) Movie Review

This is under J because of star Joel Kinnaman.

Director: Andrea Di Stefano

Writer: Matt Cook, Rowan Joffe, Andrea Di Stefano (Screenplay) Anders Roslund, Borge Hellstrom (Novel)

Starring: Joel Kinnaman, Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Marka Meyer, Ana De Armas, Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen, Common

Plot: An ex-convict working undercover intentionally gets himself incarcerated again in order to infiltrate the mob at a maximum security prison.


Tagline – Between Power, Corruption, and Vengeance, Every Moment could be his Last.

Runtime: 1 Hour 53 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: The Informer starts as undercover informant Pete (Kinnaman) sees his big bust go wrong when another undercover cop is killed by the gangster, leading to his superiors Wilcox (Pike) and Montgomery (Owen) needing him to take the fall for the crime to make more connections in prison.

With Pete in prison, the FBI find the investigation compromised by NYPD cop Grens (Common) who wants answers for the murder of his colleague, leaving Pete burned in prison, with a race against time to do the right thing for the people outside.

Thoughts on The Informer

ThoughtsThe Informer is an action thriller showing us how one man can find himself in an impossible position when he gets forced into becoming an informant in a gang for the FBI, only to find himself getting burned when things don’t go to plan for the FBI. This is a story that is filled with twists and turns, with the stakes being incredible high, as everything could be the worse for any of the characters we meet in the film. There is suspense in nearly every scene in the film, where this film pushes away from the comfy world of family, that will be just as threatening as the crime world. The performances in the film are great, with everyone from Joel Kinnaman in the leading role, to the supporting cast get to shine through every scene in the film. This does feel like a stronger entry into the crime informant film, that goes in directions we haven’t seen much from before.

Final Thoughts The Informer is an intense thriller that will make every scene feel like a threat.

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