The Traitor Reviews

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May 15, 2020
Resists the call of "Godfather" films' commercialism by providing a truer picture of how the Italian mafia really conducts business.
May 8, 2020
A biopic that probably represents the best true story of the Italian mafia on the big screen.
April 2, 2020
Both The Irishman and The Traitor explore how hollow the back half of a criminal life can be.
March 14, 2020
A legitimately Italian Mafia movie with memoirs, might, mayhem and a running time at least an hour shorter than 'The Irishman.'
March 12, 2020
There's a sharper film lurking somewhere insider... But those wanting a more detailed exploration of organized crime in Italy - and the mental trauma it inflicted on soldiers and civilians alike - would do well to make time for Bellocchio's latest.
March 12, 2020
A powerful story well told presages a cloudy future with no silver lining.
March 12, 2020
Favino portrays Buscetta as a man struggling with his conscience, not for the crimes he has committed, but because of the storm he knows will rain down on him for breaking years of mafia tradition.
March 11, 2020
A well-acted and engaging Italian drama about the real-life Italian mafia member who broke the dam on a river of bloody secrets.
March 9, 2020
[The Traitor] is a fascinatingly entertaining motion picture centered on a performance from Favino that's pretty darn terrific.
March 7, 2020
"The Traitor" doesn't try to make a hero out of Buscetta and it doesn't romanticize the Mafia. It observes the awfulness and ongoing futility of a criminal culture.
March 6, 2020
Anchored by strong work from Pierfrancesco Favino, it's compelling throughout.
March 5, 2020
A fine mobster movie that comes at this hoary genre from a fresh angle.
March 5, 2020
Go see The Traitor this weekend...it's not quite an offer you can't refuse, but it's an invitation worth taking.
February 28, 2020
That's not to say The Traitor doesn't have its moments. There are some fine, if unoriginal executions.
February 24, 2020
The performances and music are superb.
February 24, 2020
Brings the tale of a significant chapter in recent Mafia history to the screen with skill and invites debate about the character of the man who propelled it.
February 24, 2020
It's unlike anything you've seen - or could've made up. And the picture captures it perfectly, with just the right mix of humor and horror.
February 22, 2020
Favio provides "The Traitor" with the intensity, the fire and fury required of a reformed mobster out to even scores not with a gun, but with something far more deadly, words.
February 20, 2020
It may take a few scenes for audiences to settle into the movie, but Bellocchio has taken an unblinkered look at a man who helped make the mob and ultimately decided to bring it down.
February 18, 2020
An important movie in [director Marco Bellocchio's] filmography. [Full review in Spanish]
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