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      The Insider

      R Released Nov 5, 1999 2 hr. 37 min. Drama TRAILER for The Insider: Trailer 1 List
      96% 138 Reviews Tomatometer 90% 50,000+ Ratings Audience Score After seeking the expertise of former "Big Tobacco" executive Jeffrey Wigand (Russell Crowe), seasoned TV producer Lowell Bergman (Al Pacino) suspects a story lies behind Wigand's reluctance to speak. As Bergman persuades Wigand to share his knowledge of industry secrets, the two must contend with the courts and the corporations that stand between them and exposing the truth. All the while, Wigand must struggle to maintain his family life amidst lawsuits and death threats. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Dec 05 Buy Now

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      Intelligent, compelling, and packed with strong performances, The Insider is a potent corporate thriller.

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      A B A top 10 movie seen by far too many people. It's just fantastic start to finish. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/08/24 Full Review Alec C A tantalizing tale of the costs of telling the truth in the world of media and big business! Al Pacino plays a man searching for answers and Russell Crowe is a man struggling to tell the truth as peering figures loom over them. With some emotional intensity and a sense of paranoia for whoever's keeping the story straight, this is a film that is plucked right out of our own consciousness! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/12/23 Full Review Farah R Al Pacino and Russell Crowe deliver a pair of powerhouse performances in this engrossing melodramatic thriller about corruption and courage. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 11/22/23 Full Review Alec B One of the best movies about the necessity and difficulty of doing the right thing. Everyone in this cast is doing career best work and Mann orchestrates this thing so well. The indictment of the media here only gets more relevant with each passing year. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/10/23 Full Review The H too much display of courage and protection and common sense ethics Rated 2 out of 5 stars 11/01/23 Full Review Lars N More high octane than most action movies out there without firing a single shot. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/08/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Adam Nayman The Ringer Superbly shot and edited and boasting impeccable recreations of the 60 Minutes broadcast in which Wigand went public, The Insider matches Heat's intensity while raising the stakes. Mar 26, 2019 Full Review David Ansen Newsweek Powerfully and elegantly, The Insider reveals a chilling reality: how hard it is to tell a simple truth when big business doesn't want it told. Mar 6, 2018 Full Review Candice Frederick Reel Talk Online ... the movie goes on a nail biting tear... Rated: A- Sep 12, 2017 Full Review Chuck Klosterman Akron Beacon Journal As a piece of entertainment, it works amazingly well -- the story never drags and it seems to get a little more interesting with every scene. Rated: 3/4 Oct 27, 2023 Full Review Ray Pride Newcity In a century of obscene compromise, The Insider stands as a titanic moral enterprise... through image and sound and reserved yet deliquescent performance, captures men's wills. It's Heat, hushed. Rated: 10/10 Sep 11, 2021 Full Review Caffeinated Clint Moviehole Pacino and Crowe, powerful performers in their own, singular right, make for an extremely dynamic duo in this absolutely riveting, intricately plotted true account of a jaw-dropper case from a few years back. Sep 3, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis After seeking the expertise of former "Big Tobacco" executive Jeffrey Wigand (Russell Crowe), seasoned TV producer Lowell Bergman (Al Pacino) suspects a story lies behind Wigand's reluctance to speak. As Bergman persuades Wigand to share his knowledge of industry secrets, the two must contend with the courts and the corporations that stand between them and exposing the truth. All the while, Wigand must struggle to maintain his family life amidst lawsuits and death threats.
      Director
      Michael Mann
      Screenwriter
      Eric Roth, Michael Mann
      Distributor
      Buena Vista Pictures
      Production Co
      Buena Vista (Walt Disney)
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 5, 1999, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 10, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $29.0M
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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