The Informer (2019)

I watched this 2019 British crime thriller, released in the UK by Warner Bros and in 2020 in the US by Aviron Pictures (Kidnap, Destination Wedding, A Private War, 2019 Serenity), “The Informer” on Netflix DVD. It is based on the novel “Three Seconds” by  Roslund & Hellström (“Their novels put a particular emphasis in the roles of victim and perpetrator, offering a morally grey portrayal of motive and responsibility.”) and directed by Andrea Di Stefano (Italian actor and film director).

Pete Koslow played by Joel Kinnaman (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, 2014 Robocop, Dc Comics Suicide Squad, House of Cards, Hanna) is an ex-con, former special operations soldier, working undercover for the FBI.

To infiltrate the Polish Mob’s drug trade he must return to prison but his FBI handler turn out to be crooked and he must rely on NYPD Organized Crime Division ‘s Edward Grens, played by Common (Smokin’ Aces, Wanted, Terminator Salvation, Now You See Me, Suicide Squad,

John Wick: Chapter 2, Hunter Killer) to save his wife and daughter and get him out of prison. Others actors are Rosamund Pike (Die Another Day, Doom, Fracture, Johnny English Reborn, 2012 Wrath of the Titans, Jack Reacher, Return to Sender, Hostiles, A Private War, Marie Curie in Radioactive),

Clive Owen (The Bourne Identity, King Arthur, Sin City, Derailed, The Pink Panther, Shoot ‘Em Up, The International, Killer Elite, Intruders, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Gemini Man),

Ana de Armas (Exposed, War Dogs, Overdrive, Blade Runner 2049, Knives Out, The Night Clerk)

and Eugene Lipinski (Superman II, Firefox, Octopussy, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Leviathan, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Harriet the Spy, 2002 Rollerball, TV series Fringe, Highlander: The Series). The movie was filmed in the UK, Gloucester Prison (UK) and New York in 2017.

The Informer was produced by Basil Iwanyk (Mindhunters, Firewall, We are Marshall, 2010 Clash of he Titans, The Expendables 1 2 & 3, Wrath of the Titans, John Wick, Sicario, John Wick: Chapter 2, The Current War, A Private War, John Wick: Chapter 3- Parabellum).

It was a gritty movie with some good action scenes so I’ll give it 3 out of 5 stars. For more information read Wikipedia, IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes.

Author: Doyle

I was born in Atlanta, moved to Alpharetta at 4, lived there for 53 years and moved to Decatur in 2016. I've worked at such places as Richway, North Fulton Medical Center, Management Science America (Computer Tech/Project Manager) and Stacy's Compounding Pharmacy (Pharmacy Tech).

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