The Informant

  • 1998
  • Movie
  • R
  • Drama, Political

Unlike film classics involving Ireland's tragic political squeezeplay, from THE INFORMER (1935) through IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER (1993), THE INFORMANT (1998) lacks poetry, suspense, or illuminating discourse. It's just a made-for-cable action movie with a better pedigree than most. 1983. After five years in a British jail, burnt-out Irish patriot Gingy...read more

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Excerpt from the documentary The Informant. In this politically relevant documentary, director Jamie Meltzer turns his lens on activist-turned-informant Brandon Darby. Darby became famous among community organizers after defying authorities and heroically rescuing a friend during hurricane Katrina in New Orleans Ninth Ward, then helping to start a grassroots relief organization called Common Ground. He symbolized for many the potential power of radical activism.

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02:37 — Trailer for Informant. Jamie Meltzer s brilliant documentary political thriller has a twist: we know who done it. His name is Brandon Darby. He starte (more…)

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  • Released: 1998
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Unlike film classics involving Ireland's tragic political squeezeplay, from THE INFORMER (1935) through IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER (1993), THE INFORMANT (1998) lacks poetry, suspense, or illuminating discourse. It's just a made-for-cable action movie with a… (more)

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