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Runtime: min. But when CBS executives start discussing possibly not airing the Wigand interview — in other words, when Bergman starts to become the story — the performance gathers fury. Here, it expresses a genuine moral calamity. During a deposition of Wigand in a Mississippi courtroom, Bruce McGill, as the real-life lawyer Ron Motley, tells off a tobacco lawyer trying to force Wigand not to speak.
Wipe that smirk off your face! Mann tells me that McGill actually ruptured an intestine delivering those lines. It felt like the film was nearing its finale, even though we were really just at the halfway point. Mann and Roth lay the groundwork for that seemingly sudden shift by always showing Bergman in the context of his day-to-day activities — so that we always see him at work on other stories, be it the aforementioned Hezbollah interview, the manhunt for the Unabomber, or a random New York street shooting.
Journalism is a through line from the very beginning — and then it becomes the main subject.
In that sense, The Insider feels, for all its foresight, like a curious time capsule, from a period when a TV or newspaper report could actually reach a massive audience and change things. Of course, that was itself something of a fantasy, but there was a kernel of truth to it. Already a subscriber? Log in or link your magazine subscription. Account Profile.
Sign Out. And Crowe delivers Personally, I can't remember an acting performance that mesmerized me to this extent He evokes his character in this movie with the apparent ease of a magician doing card tricks: the illusion is complete and appears to be effortless. Even with silver, receding hair and twenty extra pounds which, we are shown, is not the result of costume padding, but Crowe's own amplified flesh, he is imminently watchable There are, even as I post this, whispers and rumors about this movie being an Oscar contender.
Best director, best actor, best supporting actor. Again, I can only nod my head in complete and total agreement. Russell Crowe will blow you away, and Al Pacino gives his best performance in years. This film is quiet, intense, and ultimately, extremely moving. I literally burst into tears twice, the way you do when you've recieved bad news or seen something dreadful, so complete was my empathy for the character of Jeffrey Wigand.
The anger, helplessness, and puzzled confusion at being punished for telling the truth felt all too familiar to me. In summary, I was not at all disappointed in Mann's direction of this film. Even without the phenomenal action sequences he's known for, this film had the same visceral effect on me that I experienced when I saw Manhunter, Last of the Mohicans, and HEAT. I'm a born-again fan!
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