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Movie Review: Traitor – 4 stars out of 5
Traitor is a solid, gripping, only occasionally preachy thriller built around the War on Terror. Ripped-from-the-headlines realism, top-drawer performances by Don Cheadle and Guy Pearce, a dandy “ticking clock” story structure and a vast catalog of terrorist modus operandi make this as harrowing as it is timely.
Samir (Cheadle) was born in Sudan but grew up in America. He served his new country in the military, but when we meet him, he’s selling plastic explosives to Islamic terrorists in Yemen. He’s a devout Muslim. He’s tough. The Arab terror cell Al Nathir wants him.
And after he’s been slapped around by F.B.I. agents in a Yemeni prison, he’s open to the offer of cell leader Omar (Saïd Taghmaoui).
Pearce and Neal McDonough are F.B.I. counter-terrorism agents. Roy Clayton (Pearce) has studied Arabic and uses every interrogation to make a speech about how torture doesn’t work, what a waste of money Homeland Security is and how “every religion has more than one face.” He is, his partner labels him, “an egghead dragged into a street fight.”
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