The Informer is a UK film based on the novel Three Seconds by Roslund / Hellstraöm directed by Andrea Di Stefanos and produced by Matt Cook in 2019. Joel Kinnaman, along with Rosamund Pike, Common, Ana de Armas, and Clive Owen, is the title character.
Pete Koslow (Joel Kinnaman), after released from jail, is trapped by FBI officers who plan to frame a Polish drug lord. If a cop is murdered during a rough deal, he runs the risk of notoriety as a mole. Pete offers to go to prison again, while the FBI promises to keep him safe, to protect his privacy, and to rescue his wife and daughter. Again, things don’t go as expected.
Joel Kinnaman is absolutely convincing as a guy with few choices in a corner, yet to comply with the criteria of the FBI. Kinnaman reveals his range as Pete Koslow becomes a desperate, no-one’s trustworthy man struggling for life. Pete really loves his wife and daughter, and the chemistry of Kinnaman is making its dynamics compelling with Ana de Armas. In its supportive roles, Rosamund Pike and Clive Owen have no new limits, but both of them complete the cast very well. In the NYPD cop’s attempts to make sense of the role of Pete in the FBI, Common performs well.
Surprisingly, the exhibition is viewed and essential information over time is exposed. The story takes a while to get moving, though. Certainly, anticipation continues after Pete has been incarcerated, but the road to it may sound extended. Editing Crisper would be of great help. In comparison, there are ample films with identical settings and turns that can not predict precise details. The toughest to swallow is the ending, which will shift the film’s views entirely. In addition to that, ‘The Informer’ is a powerful, exciting thriller that uses its storyline to push the suspense rather than Hollywood’s characteristic big-budget approach.