A must-see for many reasons
Before coming to "The Insider," I had no idea of Michael Mann. After
watching it, I have been literally hunting for his movies around and
watching them one by one. This is by far one of the BEST movies
Hollywood can or will ever produce. The subject is delicate and
extremely well handled; movies on whistle blowers are not uncommon, but
showing the corporate corruption and the cover-ups that upper echelons
of the society engage in needs some mastery over detail and know-how.
The real insider for me is Michael Mann. I would be belittling Al Pacio
and Crowe if I attempt to say anything about their performances in the
movie; words cannot describe it. I watched the movie eight times in a
space of three months and bought the DVD to watch it couple more times.
It gives me the feeling that this is what any movie should be
about--reality, hard core reality exposing the corruption inherent in
the systems we trust in. Be it CBS or Brown and Williamson, their
corporate honchos must have squirmed in their seats while watching this
movie (if they had the ticker to do so, that is). The courtroom scene
needs special mention: "Wipe that smirk off your face"--these six words
actually set my heart pounding, making me feel as if he was shouting at
me. It was so naturally done that I could almost feel I was there in
the courtroom. Just watch it; no one will EVER regret to be an insider
to the brilliance of THE INSIDER..
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Saw the movie Ronin and the car chase scene was the best I have seen in a long time. Great movie!.
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Everyone tells me this movie is good going to watch it soon .
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How can I write a review on a movie I haven't seen yet?.
m tells the true story of Jeffrey Wigand, a former tobacco executive, who decided to appear on the CBS-TV News show "60 Minutes." As matter of conscience partially prodded by producer Lowell Bergman, he revealed that, the tobacco industry was not only aware that cigarettes are addictive & harmful, but deliberately worked on increasing that addictiveness. Unfortunately, both protagonists of this story learn the hard way that simply telling the truth is not enough as they struggle against both Big Tobacco's attempts to silence them and the CBS TV Network's own cowardly complict preference of putting money as a higher priority over the trut.
An Amazing Director Delivers His Best To Date!
If there's one thing that I can say about director Michael Mann it's
this: The man knows how to entertain an audience for three hours. And
that, my friends, is no small feet. In Mann's masterpiece "The Insider"
an amazing director delivers his best to date (that also means a lot
considering he's the director who gave audiences "Heat" and
"The Insider" of course is the story of 60 MINUTES news producer Lowell
Bergman (Al Pacino) and Dr. Jeffery Wigand (Russell Crowe). Wigand is a
former employee of one of the largest tobacco companies in the U.S.
When he is fired from his job from asking too many questions Bergman
becomes curious. When Bergman discovers what Wigand knows about a
secret that is being covered by the tobacco companies he is eager to
get Wigand on 60 MINUTES with Mike Wallace (Christopher Plummer), but
when CBS is threatened by the company that fired Wigand the station
begins to question if they want to run the interview on television,
meanwhile threats are being made against Wigand and his family. (I will
not divulge any more information on these threats - you have to see the
film to believe it)
On a technical level there is much to love about this film. The
cinematography in this picture is nothing short of dark beauty. Mann
captures the essence of every landscape, building, rock, tree, and
single blade of grass that is caught on film. The film's script is rock
solid and the foundation of the film provides some of the most
intellectual entertainment that I have ever experienced.
This film is full of great performances - absolutely every cast member
gives 100% in his or her role. Pacino and Crowe give riveting
performances as the two leads, Gina Gershon and Debi Mazar are very
good in their supporting roles as CBS workers. But to me the heart and
soul of the film is Christopher Plummer as Mike Wallace. Plummer adds a
certain sense of humanity and conscience to a picture that centers so
much on the dark and harmful sides of human beings. But like I said, I
don't have a problem with a single performance in this film.
In a nutshell "The Insider" is an interesting, emotionally involving,
sometimes gut-wrenching, and original film. Director Michael Mann
proves that he is one of the greats with a picture like "The Insider",
proving that Hollywood still has the guts to make an unconventional and
intellectual, true-to-life thriller. Kudos to Michael Man, kudos to all
the performers, and to all my readers go see "The Insider".