The Traitor


The Traitor

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Sicilian mafioso Tommaso Buscetta riled public attention by complying with the authorities, the first Mafia boss in known memory to do so. Despite his previous status, he became known as pentito, or traitor, as he shed light on the intimate details of the mob world to the police. Inspired by true events.


Pierfrancesco Favino
as Tommaso Buscetta
Alessio Praticò
as Scarpuzzedda
Luigi Lo Cascio
as Totuccio Contorno
Fabrizio Ferracane
as Pippo Calò
Massimiliano Ubaldi
as Giovanni Brusca

Critic Reviews for The Traitor

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (5)

  • 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

    AV Club
    Top Critic
  • 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…
  • It's clearly made by a master filmmaker questioning the nature of repentance, and as such is far from superficial; and yet while it never loses our attention, it also doesn't deliver much of a punch.

    May 23, 2019 | Full Review…

    Jay Weissberg

    Top Critic
  • The absurdity of the procedures and the impudence of the Mafia create an authenticity that Scorcese would envy. [Full Review in Spanish]

    Jun 13, 2019 | Full Review…

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