The Informant! parents guide

The Informant!

Overall B-

The FBI think they have a lead on an ongoing case of corporate crime when Mark Whitacre (Matt Damon), one of the company's top executives, acts as an informant and agrees to gather evidence. However, as the investigation unfolds, Whitacre's spy aspirations and delusions of grandeur have the agents scratching their heads and trying to uncover the man's real reasons for becoming a whistleblower.

Release date September 18, 2009

Violence B
Sexual Content B-
Profanity D
Substance Use B-

Why is The Informant! rated R? The MPAA rated The Informant! R for language.

Run Time: 108 minutes

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The Informant!
Rating & Content Info

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable. We also encourage you to check our full review.

Why is The Informant! rated R? The Informant! is rated R by the MPAA for language.

Rated R in the US by the MPAA, this movie’s biggest content issue is language. The sexual expletive is used at least nine times, along with about a dozen scatological references, a few crude anatomical terms and a half-dozen mild profanities and terms of deity. Violence involves the theme of dishonesty and some mild verbal threats. Sexual content is limited to a woman who pulls a tissue from her blouse (presumably in her bra) to blow her nose, a couple of very brief moments of innuendo and characters seen in a revealing skirt and swimwear. A comment about drugs is heard. A few portrayals of social drinking are included.

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The Informant!
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A
Manitoba 14A Mature Theme.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language.
Quebec G
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Cast and Crew

The Informant! is directed by Steven Soderbergh and stars Matt Damon, Tony Hale, Patton Oswalt.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Informant! movie is February 16, 2010. Here are some details…

Release Date: February 16, 2010

The Informant releases to DVD with the following bonus extras:
- Additional scenes
The Informant! also releases on Blu-ray Disc in a Combo Pack. This package includes:
- Blu-ray, DVD, and digital copies of the film.
- Audio commentary with Director Steven Soderbergh and Screenwriter Scott Z. Burns.
- Additional scenes.

Related home video titles:

In Breach, a young FBI agent gets pulled into an intricate and dangerous investigation to uncover a double agent. And in A Beautiful Mind, a mathematical genius is convinced he is lending his talents to break up a conspiracy, but his family and friends instead fear he is mentally ill. Both of these movies are also based on true stories.