Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Jan 10, 2019
    80
    Not all of it works. But the bulk of it does and there are ongoing surprises along the way that deepen the story. ... Even when Informer hits some potholes (and plot holes), it stays on track because Rizwan, Nsengiyumva and Considine never flag in their performances. It's truly great work from all of them.
  2. Reviewed by: Daniel D'Addario
    Jan 10, 2019
    80
    Throughout Informer, one feels just about anything could happen to its characters. This show’s heedless willingness to embrace narrative risk means more than its occasional wrong steps, and makes for an experience well worth trying.
  3. Reviewed by: Steve Greene
    Jan 11, 2019
    75
    Whereas similar shows have ended with a tidy conclusion, these kind of investigative dramas are richer for going beyond the backstory of a single crime to explore how much it continues to resonate long after the story ends.
  4. Reviewed by: Sophie Gilbert
    Jan 14, 2019
    70
    Where Informer falters, which it markedly does, is with characters whom the writers seem to have assumed they could sketch in easily. Mostly, these are women. ... Informer has its finest moments when it considers the reverberations and repercussions that each person’s behavior has on others (despite the fact that everything comes together in far too clunky a form in the final episode).
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Jan 10, 2019
    60
    As refreshing a character as Raza is, and as crackling as the scenes in his milieu can be, there’s another chunk of the story--the cop chunk--that appears to have been beyond Haines and Noshirvani. For every cliché and leaden bit of dialogue they kept out of the story of immigrant life, they tossed one into the story of undercover police work and its toll on those who are condemned to do it. ... But when Rizwan is on screen, it has a bounce, an engaging lightness.
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Jan 21, 2019
    10
    Not sure why this show only has 4.5 out of 10 from Metacritic users. Another reason to trust critics over users. I've only seen the first twoNot sure why this show only has 4.5 out of 10 from Metacritic users. Another reason to trust critics over users. I've only seen the first two episodes so far, but I am very impressed. Nabhaan Rizwan, in his first role, is a revelation. Hopefully he'll get at least one award. Full Review »
  2. Jan 13, 2019
    7
    Binged the whole series in one sitting. It's different, and it's good. Contrivances abound in this everything's eventually connected tale,Binged the whole series in one sitting. It's different, and it's good. Contrivances abound in this everything's eventually connected tale, and it gets a bit much some of the time. I found myself rolling my eyes at end, but before it gets there, there are some really cringey filled tense scenes, some real edge of your seat stuff. Full Review »