The film is entertaining, amusing even, so why did I forget all about it upon leaving the cinema?
My favourite ‘twists and turns’ were evident and keep the viewer interested but if this is (based on) a true story, my first reaction is that there are some idiots out there. The informant (Matt Damon) is a corporate whistle blower and the film follows the events of him being undercover and gathering evidence which eventually comes to light in a court room.
But not before the global price fixing incidents depicted seem to become a comedy of errors; the informant giving a heads up to a planned FBI raid to his friends and colleagues, telling lies and generally believing he is better than James Bond, ‘0014’.
All very odd but entertaining anyway. 7½/10 Smile factor 7½/10