Film Reviews for Sophisticated Cinephiles

A movie review podcast hosted by Hollywood critics, Les Roberts and Ann Elder. Each episode contains an in depth analysis of a chosen film. Les and Ann's Hollywood experience gives them the insight to discuss plot, script, casting, and whatever else you might want to know!

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"The Informant!"

Review Summary: Ann & Les love seeing Matt Damon in an atypical role, which they call it "one of his best performances." However, Ann found the first part of the movie rather confusing.

Plot: Based on real events, a corporate vice president becomes an informant to the U.S. government when his company is accused of price-fixing. Runtime 108 minutes.

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Writer: Scott Z. Burns

Starring: Matt Damon, Lucas McHugh Carroll, and Eddie Jemison

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