What is integrity? Does it exist solely as the inspiration of virtuous intent or can it also shine through a veil of self-interest?
Or does it truly exist at all?
The Insider, on the surface, doesn't look like a film that could answer those questions, and to a large degree it answers none of them. Instead, it does what great art should do: It poses tough questions, shows us how humans deal with them, and leaves us to wonder, "What would I do?"
The film primarily tells the story of two men. 60 Minutes producer Lowell Bergman (Al Pacino) receives a packet of insider info for a story he's doing on the link between cigarettes and house fires. To decrypt the more scientific elements of the story, he tries to enlist the help of Jeffery Weigand (Russell Crowe), a recently-deposed tobacco VP.
But what starts as a simple consultation becomes a »
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