The Little Traitor
The Little Traitor (2009)

British Palestine, 1947: In just a few short months, Israel will achieve independent statehood. Proffy Liebowitz is a 12-year-old militant who wants nothing more than to see the imperialist forces pack their bags and head for the hills, but… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 16, 2009
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Critic Score: 39% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

A minor drama about major events.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

The dialogue and Roth's storytelling manner are heavy handed...

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Alison Gang
San Diego Union-Tribune

It's easy to see how parents and teachers of school-aged kids could find "The Little Traitor" useful to begin an introductory conversation about tolerance and friendship. But the film's childish tone does little to enlighten the rest of us.

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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

Doesn't attempt much, doesn't accomplish much, doesn't offer much and doesn't leave you with anything memorable to take home with you.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

An interesting look at the transitory nature of enemies and the way history shifts alliances.

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Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

Treacly love-thy-enemy yarn in a historically remarkable place and time

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The Little Traitor bounces between coming-of-age high jinks and clunky geopolitical lessons.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

All in all, a resonant theme, poorly played.

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Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

The film slams to a halt every time Port opens his mouth and widens his gee-willikers peepers; since he's the titular traitor and is in virtually every scene, Roth's film never has much of a chance.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Heartwarming. excellent, well written movie. The actors were chosen very well for their parts, and they did a really great job. Nice little… More
Jim Hunter
A Palestinian Jew "betrays" his community by forming a friendship with British officer in 1947. The friendship between Sergeant Dunlop and Proffy,… More
Kevin M. Williams
a little charmer of a coming-of-age piece about a jewish boy in british occupied palestine (soon to be israel ...soon to be israel / palestine ... soon to be… More