The Traitor

2019, Crime/Biography, 2h 25m

105 Reviews 100+ Ratings

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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. Read critic reviews

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Tommaso Buscetta becomes the first Mafia informant in 1980s Sicily.

Cast & Crew

Pierfrancesco Favino
Tommaso Buscetta
Luigi Lo Cascio
Totuccio Contorno
Jacopo Garfagnoli
Giulio
Massimiliano Ubaldi
Giovanni Brusca
Fausto Russo Alesi
Giovanni Falcone
Gabriele Cicirello
Benedetto Buscetta
Goffredo Maria Bruno
Stefano Bontade
Valia Santella
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Critic Reviews for The Traitor

All Critics (105) | Top Critics (30) | Fresh (89) | Rotten (16)

  • Favino, a familiar face internationally as a lumpen heavy, gives a galvanising career-best performance...

    November 22, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The Traitor has all the trappings of an indecently immoral entertainment. Yet it has turned out be oddly flattened.

    August 14, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A complex character study emerges, one that is inherently unflattering (Buscetta is a ruthless killer), in a restlessly intelligent film.

    July 24, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A brooding, two-inch-thick porterhouse steak of a movie.

    July 23, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The film is dynamically suspended between the pathos of rise and fall and the monotony of daily life, though punctually subdued and understated; it flows like a Homeric poem.

    July 13, 2021 | Full Review…
  • These thoughts, if ruminated on too deeply, can be as chilling the deeds of individuals in the film...

    June 18, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Traitor

  • Jan 26, 2021
    A legal drama that is more compelling than I anticipated. The reason is that the movie never really allows for a moment of triumph for Buscetta or the legal system intent on bringing the Mafia down. There are only small victories surrounded by violence and bitter disappointments.
    Alec B Super Reviewer

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