Insider, The

Lists: 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: 76 (Rank from 1999: # 2)

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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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
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.
Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 3
Scary: 7
Rewatch: 7
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)