Our Kind of Traitor Reviews

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September 26, 2017
MacGregor and Harris aren't ideally cast as "average" folk, but Skarsgrd owns the film in a performance that couldn't be more different from his captivating work in the recent series River.
July 1, 2016
It's all far-fetched in a way that only international spy thrillers -- bless their hearts -- can be.
July 1, 2016
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
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
A handsome and often absorbing picture.
July 1, 2016
Our Kind of Traitor is tense enough, but lacks lustre and pizzazz.
July 1, 2016
The movie grossly overestimates the audience's sympathy for a murderous thug and its interest in the morality of international banking.
July 1, 2016
A lesser entry, but there's much to recommend.
June 30, 2016
It's competently made, well-acted and largely intelligent, so why isn't the spy thriller "Our Kind of Traitor" more rewarding?
June 30, 2016
Has loads of twists and all the ritualistic pessimism you expect, but none of the political and moral outrage that might have elevated this genre story into a le Carr one.
June 30, 2016
Fans of spy novelist John le Carr may take umbrage with the reworked ending, but the film is nonetheless a riveting and accomplished work.
Top Critic
June 30, 2016
For all its blather about honor and courage the movie doesn't really go anywhere with its inquiry into the new evil.
June 30, 2016
Smooth, smart entertainment, from its swirling music to its moody cinematography to its fine performances.
June 30, 2016
Sadly, this film version of John le Carr spy novel is not as tasty as AMC's take on le Carr's The Night Manager, but Stellan Skarsgard as a Russian defector and Damian Lewis as a British intelligence officer both give dynamite performances.
June 30, 2016
Has all the earmarks of an enjoyable...contemporary thriller: intrigue, exotic locales, evil Russians...a John le Carr pedigree, and Ewan McGregor looking frightened. Unfortunately, the predictable sum is less than its potentially entertaining parts.
June 30, 2016
Traitor suffers somewhat in comparison with Night Manager: Feature length doesn't always suit the longform, dense storytelling of Le Carre's work.
June 30, 2016
I haven't read the John le Carr novel that inspired this incoherent mess, but I have to imagine the old spymaster connected the dots better than they are here.
June 30, 2016
A hollow movie.
June 30, 2016
A tightly controlled British spy thriller with more brains than heart, "Our Kind of Traitor" is a dismal, low-energy affair.
June 30, 2016
Just a respectful appreciation for the old-fashioned political thriller, in an adaptation by screenwriter Hossein Amini ("Drive") that knows how to get the job done.
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