Betrayed

1988

Action / Drama / Romance / Thriller

8
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 45%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 53%
IMDb Rating 6.3 10 4686

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John Heard as Michael Carnes
Tom Berenger as Gary Simmons
Debra Winger as Katie Phillips / Cathy Weaver
Ted Levine as Wes
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2hr 7 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by gridoon2018 6 / 10

Disturbing political thriller from an expert of the genre

"Betrayed" has a gripping start but for a while after that it seems like it's not up to much (maybe because the trailer gives away too much of the plot)....gradually it emerges as a disturbing, thought-provoking and emotionally complex (even the title is ambivalent) political thriller. This may be Joe Eszterhas' weightiest script ever, though it does require major suspension of disbelief at some points. Costa Gavras directs with old-fashioned efficiency (the "hunting" sequence is harrowing), and the two leads, especially Tom Berenger, give their roles more dimensions that you might expect from reading the basic outline of the plot. All in all, it's a flawed but underrated movie. **1/2 out of 4.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 7 / 10

deep cover in right wing conspiracy movie

A leftist Chicago radio shock jock is murdered. FBI agent Catherine Weaver (Debra Winger) goes undercover as combine operator Katie Phillips to get close to farmer Gary Simmons (Tom Berenger). He seems to be a regular family man disgruntled with the state of the world. However, his family connections and suspicions about several deaths led agent Michael Carnes (John Heard) to send his girlfriend Weaver on her first undercover investigation.

I love this world of right wing racists. It's a world of families and regular folks. Gary is also angry at Nazis and right wing politicians. He's the regular folks type left behind by the society. In the present, they are Trump supporters. It has a couple of solid actors and an engrossing premise. It is a longer movie and there are a couple of missteps. The great premise keeps the story compelling.

Reviewed by Predrag 8 / 10

Stunning performances from Debra Winger!

The artistry in this film is evident, the plot is gripping from beginning to end. I was pleased to see so many familiar faces in the cast: Betsy Blair, (a 1955 Oscar Nominee for "Marty"), "Frasier" dad John Mahoney, John Heard, and character actor Ted Levine ("Silence of the Lambs") all are here, and all do a wonderful job.

The plot unfolds slowly at first, with only faint hints of what is to come. (Actually, the less you know about this film going in, the more you will be surprised by it.) The "wholesome" farm community which seems so "normal" holds so much more--something troubling and sinister. But yet, these people still retain that "wholesome" normalness to them, even after we see what is underneath. The "normalness" never completely goes away, and in some cases, we still are actually able to sympathize with these characters, as depraved as they are. As a previous reviewer said, the "insanity of normality". "Betrayed" depicts this well. The whole cast is wonderful--Winger is compelling and convincing, as is the rest of the cast. The characterization (and acting) of Tom Berenger as the "insane/normal" Gary should be applauded particularly. All through the film his character is consistent--a man with a "normal" ability to love those close to him. Even when see how his motivations and world view are so completely warped, we see a Gary who feels deeply, loves, and wants many the "normal" things in life. These qualities do not disappear when the darker side of him is revealed, which makes his character all the more fascinating and even sympathetic at times. The "insanity of normality" is most evident in his character.

The production quality of 'Betrayed ' is good with fine acting all around. Honorable mention is deserved by underrated actor John Heard who plays Katy's commander and suitor. In 1988 he was still thin.

Overall rating: 8 out of 10.

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