From the for what it’s worth department: In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle on his work on The Twilight Saga: New Moon, special effects maestro Phil Tippett (seen here accepting the 2009 Georges Méliès Award for Artistic Excellence), was asked:
Q: What’s the last movie you’ve seen with no special effects or visual effects in it?
A: I don’t think they make them anymore. Probably “The Informant,” although I bet you there were visual effects and I just didn’t notice it. I thought that movie was terrific.