FIRST LOOK: The Informer

Released in the United Kingdom on August 30, 2019, it is finally receiving a limited screening in the United States in March 2020.

Reformed criminal and former special ops soldier Pete Koslow (Kinnaman), in order to free himself from jail and return to his wife (de Armas) and daughter, has been working undercover for crooked FBI handlers (Pike, Common and Owen) to infiltrate the Polish mob’s drug trade in New York. In a final step towards freedom, Koslow must return to the one place he’s fought so hard to leave, Bale Hill Prison, where his mission becomes a race against time when a drug deal goes wrong and threatens to identify him as a mole.

Movie Insider Story Info

These release in the United States months later movies are somewhat of a puzzler to me. China and the United States are the two biggest movie markets, yes? So, I’d think releasing there first makes a heck of a lot more sense than releasing in other countries first and seeing how it does for a foreign audience.

Personally, I think movies should open up the same day everywhere at the same time. There shouldn’t be any country that has some sort of screening priority. Exceptions make sense I suppose if it’s a regional interest movie, but it doesn’t seem that applies to this movie.

The Informer official trailer.

Am not all that excited by the trailer. I enjoy thrillers and action films and it seems like this sort of fits that bill. No real name brand actor assigned to it which makes me nervous.

It stars Joel Kinnaman who played in the lackluster Robocop reboot. Kinnaman was in Suicide Squad as Rick Flag, and is reprising his role for the upcoming sequel. He was also in a sequel to Easy Money. The third one? Didn’t even know there was a second Easy Money. Again, he hasn’t had that one defining action or thriller role that breaks him out in movies I’ve seen anyway. Can you recommend any good ones I need to watch?

Perhaps the studio doesn’t have that much faith and that’s why the US release date got moved and it’s only getting a LIMITED release. Guess we’ll find out next month, assuming it will screen near me anyway. LIMITED releases are a mixed bag, I’ve found. Some appear, but most do not in theaters in our area.

The Informer opens LIMITED — less than 2,000 screenings — in the United States theaters on March 13, 2020. Are you planning to watch?

4 thoughts on “FIRST LOOK: The Informer

  1. Give Kinnaman a chance. He was fabulous in the TV series The Killing opposite M. Enos, and he often stole scenes from her. I will be interested to see if he can carry the leading role in a big picture in North America. I hope and suspect he can. I’m anxious to see this film!

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  2. I streamed it on Amazon Prime. It was free for Prime members for a while. I think they’re charging a little for it now. But I’d recommend it. It was very well done, the story was compelling, and the cast was terrific.

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