Jeffrey Wigand was a scientist employed in research for a tobacco firm, Brown and Williamson. Not long after he was fired by Brown and Williamson, Wigand came into contact with Lowell Bergman, a producer for 60 Minutes who worked closely with journalist Mike Wallace. A research chemist comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a '60 Minutes' expose on Big Tobacco.
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September 24, 2007 It has a buzz of excitement and complexity -- the sense that we're seeing the actual back-room decisions that affect lives.Read in Source
November 29, 2009 A supremely suspenseful and riveting dramatic tour-de-force.Read in Source
February 09, 2006 The movie reveals Michael Mann's unparalleled ability to fashion taut suspense from unpromising material.Read in Source
March 21, 2001 Mann, who mastered style in his TV series Miami Vice and previous films like Heat, adds substance to the formula with the intensely dramatic, fiercely principled Insider.Read in Source
Antagony & Ecstasy
June 24, 2009 Not a single shot could be improved in either lighting or framing; nor is there even a single cut that could be moved by so much as a frame without damaging the exactitude of its placement.Read in Source
New York Observer
April 27, 2007 What I didn't expect was an intelligently absorbing entertainment that ran for two hours and 40 minutes, during which I didn't once look at my watch -- just about the highest praise I can bestow upon a film these days.Read in Source
Decent Films Guide
October 29, 2008 A sobering examination of corruption, courage, cowardice, and the sometimes catastrophic costs of telling the truth.Read in Source
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010 Fascinating whistleblower story for older teens.
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
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