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Our Kind of Traitor (2016)

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Critic Consensus: Our Kind of Traitor relies on solid writing and acting rather than action to deliver its spy-movie thrills -- and thankfully has the pedigree to pull it off on both fronts.

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While on holiday in Marrakech, an ordinary English couple, Perry and Gail, befriend a flamboyant and charismatic Russian, Dima, who unbeknownst to them is a kingpin money launderer for the Russian mafia. When Dima asks for their help to deliver classified information to the British Secret Services, Perry and Gail get caught in a dangerous world of international espionage and dirty politics. The couple is propelled on a perilous journey through Paris and Bern, a safe house in the French Alps, to the murky corners of the City of London and an alliance with the British Government via a ruthless and determined MI6 agent.

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Cast

Naomie Harris
as Gail Perkins
Jeremy Northam
as Aubrey Longrigg
Mark Gatiss
as Billy Matlock
Velibor Topic
as Emilio Del Oro
Carlos Acosta
as Ballet Dancer
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Critic Reviews for Our Kind of Traitor

All Critics (129) | Top Critics (31)

It's all far-fetched in a way that only international spy thrillers -- bless their hearts -- can be.

July 1, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

McGregor brings depth to the role. He beautifully portrays his character's thinking: His sharp, inquisitive eyes and thin lips seem forever caught between a smile and a grimace.

July 1, 2016 | Full Review…

The mid-summer release of an adult, effects-free British thriller relating to the collapse of Europe's global financial system timed out perfectly. You'll Brexit knowing that your entertainment dollar was well spent.

July 1, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A handsome and often absorbing picture.

July 1, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Our Kind of Traitor is tense enough, but lacks lustre and pizzazz.

July 1, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The movie grossly overestimates the audience's sympathy for a murderous thug and its interest in the morality of international banking.

July 1, 2016 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Our Kind of Traitor

"Our Kind of Traitor" is my kind of movie: intelligent and suspenseful. Fine acting from all players. Beautifully filmed with strong directing and cinematography. The film is flawless, although some may not like the slow-burn pacing characteristic of Le Carre films. You'll betray yourself if you don't see it.

Christian C
Christian C

Super Reviewer

½

For anyone who has seen "Miles Ahead" from earlier this year, Ewan McGregor essentially plays his character from that film. He's not really qualified or prepared for the high-stakes environment he enters, he does some blow, he learns how to use a gun, and he does his best to rectify the situation. Most of the time, he just looks confused and out of breath. Stellan Skaaarsgaaard on the other hand acts like he actually did do blow - cursing, spitting, and screwing up his "Russian" accent from 20 minutes in until the end. Honestly, this looks like a BBC original made for TV film. Yeah, there are blurry camera moments after people have done drugs or suffered head trauma, but can't we just get past that laziness? "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" came out 18 years ago. And the coy British good-guy cast versus the vague European bad people gave me a few Roger Moore-era Bond laughs. However, regarding the stupid twist at the end, I expected it waaay too early in the film, y'know, when it blatantly showed me that Skarsgard's character has photographic memory. I wish I had anti-photographic memory - not necessarily for this film, but for this "Kingsman" stylized crap in general.

K Nife Churchkey
K Nife Churchkey

Super Reviewer

½

Silly and predictable, this is a lesser John le Carré adaptation that believes to be a smart espionage film but is unfortunately just a lame pile of clichés. Full review on filmotrope. com

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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