(1999)

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Based on 34 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
Rolling Stone
With it's dynamite performances, strafing wit and dramatic provocation, The Insider offers Mann at his best -- blood up, unsanitized and unbowed.
100
New York Daily News
May be the best movie of the year.
100
Christian Science Monitor
Excellent acting, a stirring screenplay, and crisply intelligent directing make this fact-based movie a great human drama as well as a riveting and revealing look at crucially important social issues.
90
Mr. Showbiz
For two hours and 35 minutes it is absolutely riveting.
88
Chicago Sun-Times
Power to absorb, entertain and anger.
88
USA Today
At its best, hard-hitting grown-up cinema (rare these days) and a movie blessed with a villain (Big Tobacco) for which all gloves can be removed and heaved into the next county.
88
This is a first-class muckraking melodrama: an admirable picture.
88
A big, bold movie that gets at undeniable truths about the way no one, no matter how powerful, is immune from manipulation.
75
Entertainment Weekly
A good but far from great movie because it portrays truth telling in America as far more imperiled than it is.
75
San Francisco Chronicle
Pacino and Crowe are at their best, but the supporting cast also shines.
75
Few American directors drive this wedge between mind and gut as masterfully as Michael Mann.

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