The Traitor

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While it doesn't probe particularly far below the surface of its central character, The Traitor tells its fact-based story with enough energy to entertain.

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THE TRAITOR tells the true story of Tommaso Buscetta, the man who brought down the Cosa Nostra. In the early 1980's, an all out war rages between Sicilian mafia bosses over the heroin trade. Tommaso Buscetta, a made man, flees to hide out in Brazil. Back home, scores are being settled and Buscetta watches from afar as his sons and brother are killed in Palermo, knowing he may be next. Arrested and extradited to Italy by the Brazilian police, Buscetta makes a decision that will change everything for the Mafia: he decides to meet with Judge Giovanni Falcone and betray the eternal vow he made to the Cosa Nostra.

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Critic Reviews for The Traitor

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (26) | Rotten (8)

  • If you want family values, Marco Bellocchio is your man, though they may not be what you expect.

    Jan 27, 2020 | Full Review…
  • This mob tale steals our attention.

    Sep 11, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • There's just no real perspective on Buscetta, which separates this brisk but uninvolving history lesson from the truly great mob movies.

    May 24, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

    A.A. Dowd

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  • By the time "The Traitor" finds its way back to Buscetta for an overextended final stretch that trafficks in all of the usual symbology of paranoia, he's become both too complicated for us to understand and too simple for us to care about.

    May 24, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…
  • The Traitor is big, bold, confident film-making.

    May 23, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • One of the most revealing portraits of the Cosa Nostra on film.

    May 23, 2019 | Full Review…

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