Espionage interlaced with education. A range of Muslim beliefs and attitudes emerges in the course of an FBI crackdown on a terrorist network. Fiercely acted by all concerned (Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Saïd Taghmaoui, Neal McDonough, Jeff Daniels), but rather frivolously resolved, and the camera is prone to excitability at the least moment of stress and tension. Written and directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff. 2008.

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— Duncan Shepherd

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3KITMOM Aug. 28, 2008 @ 10:04 a.m.

I saw the preview of "Traitor." And hated it. The movie is an intriguing story, and well told, with superb actors, and filmed in fascinating international sets. However, there were so many quick cuts in the film. I endured severe motion sickness throughout the film, with a splitting headache and nasty nausea.

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Gian Ghio Aug. 31, 2008 @ 11:36 p.m.

Not the best movie I've seen this summer but it is definitely worth a look if you are trying to decide which movie to see this week. Don Cheadle is excellent as always, as a FBI mole trying to infiltrate a terroist network in the Middle East. Cheadle's character, Samir, is a troubled one. He is a devout Muslim and prays to Allah 5 times a day and follows the words of the Koran. He is some far under cover that only one person in the US knows about him. The two main detectives trying to catch him and his associates do a good job acting however their parts were not well written.

The suspense and drama leading up the finale of the movie make it worthwhile. The ending is a surprise because the whole time you are asking yourself...how is he going to get himself out of this mess? The movie itself is look at the other side of terroism. A look into terroism from the terroist's eyes. It borrows a bit from other movies like: The Kingdom, Rendition, United 93, and Munich, but it manages to stay original. It's hard to imagine, but after I while the story starts to make you feel empathy towards the terroists. It is for this reason that many people will probably label this movie contraversial and Anti-American but how can you defeat any enemy if you do not know your enemy. The terroists in this movie, much like the terroists of 9/11 were very organized and had a very specific plan that followed exactly. The targets in this movie may have been different, but the goal was the same: to inflict fear into the United States. To make people feel like they were not safe anywhere.

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richinsd Sept. 18, 2008 @ 10:25 p.m.

Caught a screening of Traitor and if you want to know if the FBI is on top of terrorism you should go see this movie, it might fool you. Don Cheadle does a really good job, Guy Pearce is the supporting actor in this movie. Rated PG-13 for intense violence. I think this was a worth it movie and give it 2 1/2 stars.

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