75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Has an air of detachment and sadness, enhanced by the movie's being set a full quarter century ago.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
If The Informers doesn't sound to you like a pleasant time at the movies, you are right. To repeat: dread, despair and doom. It is often however repulsively fascinating and has been directed by Gregor Jordan as a soap opera from hell, with good sets and costumes.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

One long wallow in sordidness.
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38

Charlotte Observer

It's a terrible muddle unless you take it as a satire on the Age of Ellis, the Jacqueline Susann for that Flock of Seagulls era. That way, the unintentional laughs seem almost ironic.
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38

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The Informers is nihilism for nihilism's sake; a bleak and borderline-unwatchable collage of misanthropes, self-absorbed a**holes, and pathetic weaklings as they struggle to move forward during the early 1980s in Los Angeles.
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Another tale of Tinseltown drugs, sex and excess - has transferred itself to the screen with mind-boggling, laugh-inciting horribleness.
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25

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
You come away with only the memory of Christie, the film's perfect California blonde, lying insensate on the beach in the final ravages of AIDS - a potent and frightening image the rest of The Informers can't live up to.
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25

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Shocking is the fact that three highly regarded actors -- Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke and Billy Bob Thornton -- chose to star in this dreadful film.
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20

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Ellis' stamp is immediately apparent, from the absurdly vapid characters to the undercurrent of barely repressed anger.
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0

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
One of the worst movies of this or any year.
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20 out of 100
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