(2008)

Critic Reviews

60

Metascore

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80
The Hollywood Reporter
The film is a genuinely gripping tale about international terrorism that hopscotches across three continents.
75
The movie proceeds quickly, seems to know its subject matter, is fascinating in its portrait of the inner politics and structure of the terrorist group, and comes uncomfortably close to reality. But what holds it together is the Cheadle character.
75
Chicago Tribune
Problems aside, this is a good, twisty, absorbing work.
75
The best end-of-August movie I've seen in years.
75
The film's greatest asset is its performances.
63
Can't seem to decide whether it wants to be an edge-of-the-seat action thriller or a more contemplative and intellectual drama about religion and terrorism. Somehow, in trying to have it both ways, it doesn't completely succeed at either.
63
Don Cheadle, wiry and wired, delivers an electrifying performance in Traitor.
60
Nachmanoff fills the movie with a sense of gripping, '70s-style grittiness that helps undercut the web-of-evil tone.
50
A slippery entertainment that's all feints and few punches thrown at a fight card of indistinguishable terrorists, Muslim and otherwise.
50
The film is stylishly shot, although the current action-movie look might be dated in a few years.
50
Ultimately, Traitor is a movie at war with itself.

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