The Little Traitor Synopsis
An Israeli boy's friendship with a British soldier (Alfred Molina) leads to trouble.
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Orlando Sentinel

By Roger Moore
An engaging Israeli film about the days when the people throwing rocks, assassinating soldiers and setting off bombs were Jews out to carve...
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Alfred Molina gives a warm and engaging performance as an occupying British soldier.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Roth prefers sentimentality to subtlety and cutesiness to complexity. Fortunately, Molina balances Port's precocity, bringing a welcome...
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Arizona Republic

By Richard Nilsen
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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Los Angeles Times

By Betsy Sharkey
The film is clever in using a child to tease out the misunderstandings that arise between those on opposite sides, even when the river of...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The mix of mawkishness and polemic is naive. Children, though, will probably leave with a lot of good questions. A better movie would leave...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
All in all, a resonant theme, poorly played.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Despite this promising subject matter, the film runs out of steam two-thirds of the way through and becomes a sort of Palestinian...
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Village Voice

Terminally mild, ill-structured adaptation of Amos Oz's novel "Panther in the Basement."
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Time Out New York

By Stephen Garrett
Numbingly simplistic in concept and execution.
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History, Friendship & Commitment, Comedy

By madly_in_love
It is the heartwarming story of an 11 year old boy, coming of age, named Proffy. He sees the British soldiers as the enemy and would do anything to rid his life of any of them. His friends than...

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By benhur28
i liked this movie because it was different. it was about something. A universal them even though it takes place in Israel during the British Mandate which is a pretty interesting time in history. ...

Five Word Review

By sandyizzy
Wonderful heartwarming sensitive character study...

The Little Traitor

By sandi-k
This is a wonderful heartwarming coming of age story set in the days before the independence of Israel. Molina is his usual spectacular self but the gem is this 10 year old boy. There are numerous...

Five Word Review

By sbcbrad
Molina shines in heartwarming comedy/drama...