...fascinating in the way it reveals two levels of events, not always visible to each other or to the audience.
—Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times
...like a genial little joke that takes forever setting up before delivering one whooper of a punchline -- and then it really goes insane.
—Bill Gibron filmcritic.com
...a deliciously deadpan Steven Soderbergh comedy...
—Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune
There is devilish fun in this look into 1990s white-collar crime. But the jokes are the kind you choke on.
—Peter Travers Rolling Stone
...a groovy-looking, chuckle-baiting, fact-based movie from protean director Steven Soderbergh...
—Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly
Who said true-life crime stories have to make serious movies? Bright, breezy, and downright goofy, this superbly captures the workings of Whitacre?s highly imaginative mind and the outlandish nature of the crime.
—Mark Salisbury Premiere
This odd-but-true tale tries to piece fraud, embezzlement and bipolar disorder into a satirical framework, but like Damon's dopey toupee, the fit is never quite right.
—Matt Stevens E!
Amusingly eccentric rather than outright funny...
—Todd McCarthy Variety
A comedy about corporate fraud, malfeasance and a mental disorder that never quite succeeds as a comedy.
—Kirk Honeycutt Hollywood Reporter
Unlike the director's [Soderbergh] usual organic efforts -- in which great style never results in overstylized -- The Informant! feels overamped from start to shrugging finish.
—Robert Wilonsky Village Voice