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Traitor Reviews

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March 13, 2016
...one can't help but embrace the slow-moving narrative to an increasingly palpable degree.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 15, 2011
Simmers down into a reasonably smart little thriller with a moral conscience, yet.
March 13, 2011
If it doesn't succeed in challenging you perception of the war on terror, it might challenge your view on Steve Martin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 4, 2010
Surprisingly, Steve Martin created this story. In a decade of wild and crazy fictional terrorism, his was the most horrifyingly plausible - one that spun terrorism as drama into uncomfortable community theater, striking the country's friendliest corners.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 17, 2009
We watch for the sake of the chase, and while it's a chase that certainly proves better than most, it's also one that is good enough to have been even better than that.
August 30, 2009
As a thriller, Traitor excels and feels especially relevant, considering the subject matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 11, 2009
The action scenes will grab you, but there's an actual story here, too.
March 31, 2009
Much harder to see coming is the film's denouement, but that's only because of its extreme silliness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 31, 2009
A certain interest resides in the film's even-handedness.
March 28, 2009
As the eponymous terrorist, Cheadle makes a big impact without too much noise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 28, 2009
Traitor is undeniably an intelligent, watchable thriller that wisely steers clear of racial stereotyping, yet manages to fall short of delivering a wholly satisfying cerebral or visceral experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 28, 2009
The result is an absorbing, old-fashioned drama without the gung-ho rhetoric you might have expected.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 28, 2009
A globe-trotting conspiracy thriller that is a little too complicated for its own good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 27, 2009
Traitor has its faults. It's overlong, contrived in parts and ultimately resorts to some predictable tactics. The irresistible question is whether the US would be making films like this if 9/11 hadn't happened.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 27, 2009
Strong turns from Cheadle and Pearce elevate an ambitious suspenser with a keen eye for the duplicities that propel the War On Terror. The risible ending, alas, is pure wish-fulfillment hokum, while the solitary female character is barely a cipher.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 27, 2009
More carefully measured than many of its American contemporaries, Traitor doesn't match the heights of Syriana, but sits comfortably above, say, The Kingdom for mapping out the complexities of its issues .
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 27, 2009
Once the pieces fall into place, it loses momentum, meandering towards a contrived climax in which all ambiguity is swept aside and the forces of righteous democracy prove reassuringly triumphant.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
March 27, 2009
The moral maze is not quite as murky as it should be, a suspicion that we may have misjudged the hero whisks the film back into the realms of fiction, and detracts from the issues it raises.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 27, 2009
Some well-meant but fantastically flaccid and perfunctory gestures of friendship towards the Muslim world are the foundation of this empty thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 27, 2009
The mounting fear and isolation of the Cheadle character puts us in an interesting place: the war on terror is reconfigured as a tussle of the soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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