The U.S. government decides to go after an agro-business giant with a price-fixing accusation, based on the evidence submitted by their star witness, vice president-turned-informant Mark Whitacre. (IMDb)
Damon’s brilliantly-played Mark Whitacre is undoubtedly the highlight here; his fascinating blend of awkwardness, excitability, and sense of self-importance certainly provokes plenty of chuckles, but amidst the film’s quirky, voiceover-laden portrayal of the corporate and legal drama at hand, a serious and intriguing character study eventually emerges too. The film’s oddball editing and cheery orchestral music get a little repetitive but are fun nonetheless in this uniquely entertaining film.
7.5/10 (Really Good)
– Honourable Mention on my Top 10 Most Underrated Films list