THE INFORMANT! (Steven Soderbergh, 2009)

Marvin Hamlisch’s raucous, slapstick score—musically, of course, dreadful—busily proclaims how funny a film The Informant! is. Only it isn’t. A few chuckles are provided, and there’s a persistent air of arch amusement; but Steven Soderbergh’s exquisitely photographed film—Peter Andrews, a.k.a. Soderbergh, is the color cinematographer—isn’t sharp enough to be particularly funny. At best, it beams. […]