Insider, The

Lists: Drama, Thriller, Biopic, Conspiracy thriller, Historical, Best Picture nominee 2000 to 2009

Brief Synopsis: "Tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series exposé of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand"

Overall Ranking: 83 (Rank from 1999: # 1)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 75%
Regular 25%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Sir M Hayes XIV100
Sober Film Critic James Brown100(full review)
David Baruffi97
Bryan Lienesch92 - A corporate/political thriller of the highest order. This is the kind of film that reminds us how awesome movies can be.
Andrew Buckle of The Film Emporium88(full review)
Dan O'Neill85(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest82
J Bumgardner80

People Involved

  • Al Pacino (Lowell Bergman)
  • Russell Crowe (Jeffrey Wigand)
  • Christopher Plummer (Mike Wallace)
  • Diane Venora (Liane Wigand)
  • Philip Baker Hall (Don Hewitt)
  • Lindsay Crouse (Sharon Tiller)
  • Debi Mazar (Debbie De Luca)
  • Stephen Tobolowsky (Eric Kluster)
  • Colm Feore (Richard Scruggs)
  • Bruce McGill (Ron Motley)
  • Gina Gershon (Helen Caperelli)
  • Michael Gambon (Thomas Sandefur)
  • Rip Torn (John Scanlon)
  • Lynne Thigpen (Mrs. Williams)
  • Hallie Kate Eisenberg (Barbara Wigand)
  • Michael Paul Chan (Norman the Cameraman)
  • Linda Hart (Mrs. Wigand)
  • Robert Harper (Mark Stern)
  • Nestor Serrano (FBI Agent Robertson)
  • Pete Hamill (NY Times Reporter)
  • Wings Hauser (Tobacco Lawyer)
  • Cliff Curtis (Sheikh Fadlallah)
  • Renee Olstead (Deborah Wigand)
  • Michael Moore (Michael Moore)
  • Gary Sandy (Sandefurs Lawyer)
  • Willie C. Carpenter (John Harris)
  • Paul Butler (Charlie Phillips)
  • Jack Palladino (Jack Palladino)
  • Megan Odebash (Sandra Sutherland)
  • Michael Mann (Director)
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