The Insider details
|Starring:||Philip Baker Hall, Al Pacino, Diane Venora, Russell Crowe, Lynne T, Christopher Plummer, Debi Mazar, Gina Gershon, Lindsay Crouse, Rip Torn, Bruce McGill, Colm Feore, Stephen Tobolowsky, Michael Gambon, Hallie Kate Eisenberg|
|Studio:||WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Holiday Hits, Top Streaming Films on your PS3 this Christmas|
|Run time:||2 hours 31 minutes|
|Rental release:||08 Jan 2001|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Bulgarian, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Romanian, Swedish|
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Perhaps the two best actors in the same movie and it's not Heat!By younglochinvar (66 reviews) from Prestatyn , 01 Oct 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]Not a nice man by all accounts although Mr Crowe is certainly a fine actor. Pacino's captivating as usual. Who would've thought such mundane subject matter could be responsible for such a good film.
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The InsiderBy a customer from Croydon , 26 Feb 2010Found this movie a bit too long, a bit too slow & a bit too predictable. Thought I was watching a John Grisham movie!?!?!
The InsiderBy a customer from Romford , 18 Feb 2010Plot has been done before but it is powerfully acted by all the cast which makes this a very watchable movie. It just has no surprises but that doesn't really matter.
boring conspiracyBy a customer from London , 26 Nov 2009i sat down looking forward to a thriller i got was the longest film in myentire lfe an employer who wants to blow the lid wide open and expose what is going on at the way cigarettes are being made deliberatlt to ensure addiction i foung the film slow the plot was hardly riveting nothing exciting just a long boring bollocks of a film not even big al could offer redemption what a waste of 2 and a half hours dire only watch whilst you are doing somethig else
True suspense without any guns or explosions!By StevetheElk (3 reviews) from Preston , 12 Oct 2009This is a stunning film, no doubt about it. Looking at the cast list and director though, that was never going to be in doubt.
Al Pacino plays the role more like Pacino of old, with real acting. Russell Crow gives another stunning performance (I'm warming to him these days) playing a character not unlike his lead role in 'A Beautiful Mind' (another great watch) and some great acting by the wonderful Christopher Plummer... who is always a Klingon in my eyes after Star Trek 6!
A true story about tobacco, journalism, morals and above all people. A must watch film if ever there was!
Stale TobaccoBy a customer from SE, uk , 06 Oct 2009
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideThe 'true' story hinged upon a collusion between tobacco bosses to lie to the court and upon Wigan's (Crowe's) decision to provide so-called expert opinion. Unfortunately the new evidence seemed only to consist of an account of the intentional enhancement of Tobacco's addictive properties, which would hardly require an expert. Of course it has always been obvious that tobacco is addictive, so it was not at all clear why Crowe's breach of his confidentiality agreement should have been so crucial in determining the firm's liabilty. Pacino was less objectionable than usual but I had expected Russell Crowe to have made the best of it. This seemed to prove impossible because even he could make little sense of his character's inconsistent attitudes and behaviour, nor of the apparent futility of the legal process which was the hackneyed subject of this film. Truth may well sometimes be stranger than fiction but, as in this case, I guess that fiction can be even duller than truth. Why did they bother?