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Wednesday, 30 December 2020

THE INFORMER

THE INFORMER

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 Synopsis

An ex-con and former special operations solider, Pete Koslow, is recruited by the FBI to use his covert skills to try and take down the General, who happens to be the most powerful crime boss in New York. When an undercover cop dies during a sting operation, Pete is suddenly caught in the crossfire between the mob and the FBI. Having being forced to return to prison, Koslow needs to come up with a plan to escape the clutches of the law and the General, to save himself and his family.

Cinema

Sky Cinema

Run Time

One hour, Fifty Three minutes (1h, 53m)

Movie Rating

62%

Age Rating

15 (Mystery / Thriller / Crime / Drama / Strong Violence / Pervasive Language)

Cast

Pete Koslow – Joel Kinnaman
Edward Grens - Common
Montgomery – Clive Owen
Erica Wilcox – Rosamund Pike
Sofia Hoffman – Ana de Armas
Ryszard Klimek – Eugene Lipinski
Beata Klimek – Joanna Kaczyńska
Smiley Phelps – Edwin de la Renta
Slewitt – Sam Spruell
Andrzej Dziedzic – Aylam Orian
Anna Koslow – Karma Meyer
Staszek Cusik – Mateusz Kościukiewicz
Officer Franklin – Peter Parker Mensah
Daniel Gomez – Arturo Castro
Vermin – Abdul-Ahad Patel

Movie details

Mid – Credits: No

End – Credits: No

Before the Review: Coronavirus continues to dominate the news, impacting people’s lifestyles. Moving on, a trade deal has finally been reached between the UK and EU which now seeks approval from parliament (The SNP intends to vote against, whilst Labour is in support to avoid a No Deal situation), as the backlog of hauliers stranded on the M20 dubbed “Operation Stack” due to the French border closure due to the new COVID-19 variant surging in the UK starts to clear after drivers report negative test results and there may be a new “Tier 5” which is more akin to a national lockdown expected to be imposed to help curb the new COVID-19 variant, again with Labour backing the government quoting whether this is recommended by scientists. “Face-palm”

The current list of countries on and added to the travel corridor list for England includes:

 Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, The Azores, Bahrain, Barbados, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bonaire/St Eustatius/Saba, Botswana, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, the Channel Islands, Chile, Cuba, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, Gibraltar, Greek Islands: Corfu/Crete/Kos/Rhodes/Zakynthos, Greenland, Grenada, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Israel/Jerusalem, Japan, Kiribati, Laos, Macao (Macau), Madeira, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Montserrat, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Pitcairn/Henderson/Ducie/Oeno Islands, Qatar, Rwanda, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, South Georgia/South Sandwich Islands, Sri Lanka, St Barthélemy, St Helena/Ascension/Tristan da Cunha, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Pierre and Miquelon, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turks/Caicos Islands, UAE (United Arab Emirates), Vanuatu and Vietnam.

If you are travelling to a country not on the list, you must self isolate for 14 days.

Review:  The last time I saw Joel Kinnaman in a movie was four years ago in Suicide Squad alongside an all star cast in 2016. The Informer takes a similar approach setting-wise, but adds a twist I have not seen for a while. This turned out to be quite interesting amidst the violence. The movie certainly offers up gritty sequences whilst also trying to run another story within the current one. The end of the movie was left open, so I wouldn’t be surprised if there is a sequel or the like

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