16 September 2009

The Informant!

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Written by: Scott Z. Burns
Full credits at IMDb

The more prolific Steven Soderbergh becomes, the more his movies feel like perfunctorily adumbrated rough drafts--whether it's the half-baked 40s pastiche of The Good German, the vapid (if pleasurable) celebrations of jet-setting chic that characterized the Ocean's films, or the equally vapid (if less pleasurable) experiments with new technologies, like Bubble or The Girlfriend Experience.

His latest, The Informant!, a wobbly, tonally inconsistent spy farce slash character-study psychothriller, is an exercise in unreliable narration...

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