The Informant

The Informant

What he said:


Matt Damon was excellent playing this doofus. Unfortunately, not much else happens in this movie. About 95% of it wasn't funny.

When I saw the trailer I thought it looked pretty funny. Sadly, the humor really didn't start to kick in until there was about 30 minutes left. Prior to that point in the movie, it's actually very boring at times. Painfully boring. It was one of those comedies where I know certain parts are supposed to make me laugh, but don’t. I spent most of the time just staring at the screen. That’s always bad.

If the rest of the movie had the same pace, tone, and entertainment value as the closing act, this would have been a solid film.

Rating: Thumbs down.

What she said:


My husband said it right, "If the rest of the movie were as interesting as the last half hour, this could have had promise." It is true. You want to stay interested in this movie, but it becomes so dull at times that you literally start looking around the room for more interesting things to do. There were parts where I laughed and enjoyed some of the silliness of Matt Damon's greed-soaked, yet kinda stupid character. But for much of the movie I wasn't really that interested. It's not that the storyline was bad, I just think they could have done a better job of actually making this movie.

Diagnosis: Thumbs down.