THE INFORMANT! (15)
D: Steven Soderbergh
Warner/Participant Media/Groundswell (Gregory Jacobs, Jennifer Fox, Michael Jaffe, Howard Braunstein & Kurt Eichenwald)
W: Scott Z. Burns [based on the book by Kurt Eichenwald]
DP: Peter Andrews (Steven Soderbergh)
Ed: Stephen Mirrione
Mus: Marvin Hamlisch
Matt Damon (Mark Whitacre), Scott Bakula (Brian Shepard), Joel McHale (Robert Herndon), Melanie Lynskey (Ginger Whitaker), Thomas F. Wilson (Mark Cheviron), Patton Oswalt (Ed Herbst)
The film isn't what you'd expect from the way the trailer promotes it, less a spy parody of zippy one-liners and more a comedy of business politics and embezzlement, which would have been fine had it been marketed that way. Unfortunately, it's a bait and switch.
Matt Damon delivers a good lead performance, but the film itself isn't anything special.