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30th Mar 2024

A tense and twisty action crime thriller movie is airing on TV tonight

Stephen Porzio

The 2019 film has been compared to The Departed and The Town.

Our TV movie pick for tonight (Saturday, 30 March) is The Informer, a tense and twisty 2019 action crime thriller.

Joel Kinnaman plays Pete Koslow, an ex-con released early from prison on the condition that he work as an undercover informant for the FBI to help dismantle the Polish mafia’s drug trade in New York.

“But when the FBI’s operation goes wrong, resulting in the death of an undercover NYPD cop, Pete is coerced into returning to Bale Hill, the prison he previously served time in for manslaughter, to take down the cartel from the inside,” the plot synopsis reads.

Featuring a stacked supporting cast, including Ana de Armas, Clive Owen, Common and Rosamund Pike, The Informer was released in 2019 to solid reviews – earning comparisons to the likes of The Departed and The Town.

That said, the film did not get a major cinema release and as such is ripe for discovery for crime thriller fans.

The Informer is airing on TV tonight on RTÉ2 at 9.50pm. It also available to rent on Apple TV, Rakuten TV and the Sky Store.

Check out the trailer for The Informer right here:

Here are the other movies airing on TV tonight:

Venom: Let There Be Carnage – Channel 4 – 9pm

Tom Hardy returns as the titular gooey alien in this Spider-Man spin-off sequel.

Nowhere to Run – Legend – 9pm

A ’90s thriller starring action man Jean-Claude Van Damme, which is widely considered one of his better movies.

Revolver – Sky Max – 9pm

The critically panned crime thriller from director Guy Ritchie starring Jason Statham.

The Gunman – Legend Xtra – 9pm

Sean Penn leads a great cast – including Idris Elba, Javier Bardem and Mark Rylance – in this action thriller that is sadly not very good.

Infinite – Film4 – 9pm

This 2021 sci-fi action flick starring Mark Wahlberg has a low 17% on Rotten Tomatoes, which means you may want to avoid it.

Police Academy 3: Back in Training – Comedy Central – 9pm

The third entry in the long-running cop comedy franchise.

Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life – ITV4 – 10.05pm

The 1983 cult sketch comedy film.

Snatch – Channel 4 – 10.50pm

A much more well-regarded Guy Ritchie film.

Jackass Forever – Film4 – 11.05pm

The most recent movie in the Jackass franchise.

The Breakfast Club – TG4 – 11.05pm

The iconic 80’s coming-of-age flick about a group of five different students from various stereotypical high school cliques bonding during their detention.

The Hole in the Ground – RTÉ2 – 11.50pm

The pretty spooky Irish horror starring Seana Kerslake as a young mother who begins to suspect something is wrong with her young son.

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