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The Insider (1999)

2 Ratings: 2.0
A movie directed by Michael Mann

As revisionist history, Michael Mann's intelligent docudramaThe Insideris a simmering brew of altered facts and dramatic license. In a broader perspective, however, the film (cowritten withForrest GumpOscar-winner Eric Roth) is effectively accurate as … see full wiki

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Director: Michael Mann
2 reviews about The Insider (1999)
review by . March 17, 2002
From the very opening shot, as a blindfolded Al Pacino is raced through the streets of Gaza to meet the leader of the Hezbollah to negotiate an interview with 60 minutes, you know that style is going to be important component of this movie. Before that, even, if you're paying attention, since it's a Michael Man flick (he of Miami Vice and Manhunter). And like Manhunter, style gets the better of content, to the point where the content jackknifes halfway though and the film morphs from a fairly routine …
review by . July 01, 2000
posted in Movie Hype
The film is long; the impact is devastating. The entire cast is so commited that singling out Crowe and Pacino and Plummer seems unfair. The fact that this is a true story makes the film all the more terrifying. Are we really this manipulated by the media, by constraints of big business? Can we ever know the truth about such issues? As long as films like this surface we are fortuantely forced to stand and ask. A triumph of film making that addresses contemporary foibles.
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