Parents' Guide to

The Insider

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Fascinating whistleblower story for older teens.

Movie R 1999 157 minutes
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age 11+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 12+

age 9+


My nine year old watched this earlier today, and said he was just the right age for it. It was a beautiful film, and the only thing to worry about is the idea of death threats in the film.

Is It Any Good?

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Director/co-screenwriter Michael Mann very skillfully makes every shot and every note of the soundtrack help shape the story so that the viewer sees Bergman's perspective. (One hint: the Bergman character is unerringly fair and honest.) Families should be sure to discuss the point of view of the movie, and how it would differ if it was told from Wigand's, Wallace's, or the tobacco company's point of view.

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