157 Min | Biography – Drama – Thriller | November 1999
IMDB Rating: 7.9
Director: Michael Mann
Starring: Russell Crowe, Al Pacino, Christopher Plummer
The Insider Review: The Insider is the second collaboration between actor Al Pacino and director Michael Mann, their first collaboration was 1995’s action movie Heat. In this movie, a research chemist comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a “60 Minutes” expose on Big Tobacco. The Insider is one of the best films of 1999, it is an excellent movie that will definitely bring you some major enjoyment! What’s to recommend about this movie? First off, the cast, three of the main cast members are some big name actors, Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, and Christopher Plummer. Another thing to recommend is how the cast acts, the acting is top quality. The Insider is a movie that is so good, that you will forget about the length of it. It’s two hours and thirty-something minutes, but considering how great this movie is, you will not even be thinking about how long it is. It’s a rather long movie, but it’s a great movie all the same.
In The Insider, Russell Crowe and Al Pacino deliver some outstanding performances. Crowe was nominated for the Academy Award For Best Actor, and Al Pacino should have been nominated for the Academy Award For Best Supporting Actor. Chirstopher Plummer also should have been nominated for Best Supporting Actor, oh well, he wasn’t, but it wasn’t a complete loss, as he eventually won in that category for his role in Beginners. Michael Mann directed this movie the same way that he directed Heat. Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, and Christopher Plummer are all at the top of their game in The Insider, they shine like three jewels! And they are all directed by a great film director, Michael Mann. To make a long story short, there isn’t anything negative that I have to say about this movie at all, not one negative thing.
Overall The Insider is an absolutely, totally, and utterly fantastic movie that I throughly enjoyed all the way through from start to finish! On a scale from one to ten, one being the worst and ten being the best. You’ve got to see this movie, especially if you loved Heat. If you loved Heat, then get ready for some more great fun when you watch The Insider, as The Insider is a whole lot of fun. So get ready to see Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, and Christopher Plummer in a fun movie that you will never forget, that movie is none other than Michael Mann’s 1999 film, The Insider!