• Released
  • August 27, 2008
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 50 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Suspense/Thriller
  • 4,736 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A federal agent (Guy Pearce) hunts an ex-Special Ops soldier (Don Cheadle) who now aids terrorists.

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Critic Ratings

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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The film is a genuinely gripping tale about international terrorism that hopscotches across three continents.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The film's a propulsive international espionage thriller, built on the hurry-scurry bones of the "Bourne" movies.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Problems aside, this is a good, twisty, absorbing work.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie proceeds quickly, seems to know its subject matter, is fascinating in its portrait of the inner politics and structure of the...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Don Cheadle, wiry and wired, delivers an electrifying performance in Traitor.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
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...
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Nachmanoff fills the movie with a sense of gripping, '70s-style grittiness that helps undercut the web-of-evil tone.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

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The film is stylishly shot, although the current action-movie look might be dated in a few years.
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50

Wall Street Journal

Ultimately, Traitor is a movie at war with itself.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A slippery entertainment that's all feints and few punches thrown at a fight card of indistinguishable terrorists, Muslim and otherwise.
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Rated PG-13 | For intense violent sequences, thematic material and brief language
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Uneven political thriller mixes faith, terrorism.
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