Traitor (2008)

When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations Officer, Samir Horn. A mysterious figure with a web of connections… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 27, 2008
DVD Release Date: February 17, 2009
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite another reliable performance from Don Cheadle, Traitor suffers from too many cliches and an unfocused narrative.

Tom Huddlestone
Time Out

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.

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Ruth Hessey
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

Let's just say this is a well paced thriller with a strong cast -- it's good to see Guy Pearce on screen -- but the terrorist threat which obsessed the recent Bush administration has been dwarfed by a couple of things...

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Julie Washington
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Traitor succeeds in painting a multihued, nuanced picture that is much more satisfying than paint-by-numbers conclusions.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

A good political action movie that makes you use your brain a little bit.

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Joanne Kaufman
Wall Street Journal

Promising premise devolves into a by-the-numbers espionage thriller.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews can't help but embrace the slow-moving narrative to an increasingly palpable degree.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

It was complicated but ultimately it failed in that attempt to deliver a complicated message.

Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

Traitor gets a leg up thanks to a solid cast, including Guy Pearce, an underused Jeff Daniels and chiefly Cheadle's Horn, whose quiet dignity makes his blurred loyalties believable and his true sympathies indefinable.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Simmers down into a reasonably smart little thriller with a moral conscience, yet.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
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jay nixon
Three high quality actors Cheadle, Pearce and McDonough, who is wasted, in the service of an ordinary terrorist conspiracy thiller. Not terrible but nothing… More
Manu Gino
The only person he can trust is himself. A very solid good movie surprisingly so. The story was amazing and very creative. It's intriguing and suspenseful… More
Al S
A brilliant, nail-biting, engaging, sizzling and explosive thriller. An ingenious spy game of the highest caliber. It's The Bourne Ultimatum meets Sleeper… More
Richard C
it's okay, some good action scenes. C+
Lenny Muggsy
Advertised as a Bourne type thriller but really was actually more about correcting false perceptions of a religion than a international thriller. I felt like… More