Our Kind of Traitor

2016

Crime / Drama / Thriller

51
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 70%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 57%
IMDb Rating 6.2 10 15836

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Ewan McGregor as Perry
Naomie Harris as Gail Perkins
Damian Lewis as Hector
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1hr 48 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 5 / 10

not quite good enough

College professor Perry MacKendrick (Ewan McGregor) and lawyer wife Gail are vacationing in Marrakech despite his cheating. He reluctantly accepts the mysterious Dima (Stellan Skarsgård)'s invitation to his daughter's birthday party. Dima reveals that he launders money for the Russian mob and recruits him to contact MI6 upon returning to London. British agent Hector (Damian Lewis) convinces Perry to meet up with Dima in Paris.

I have trouble believing Perry would go to Paris. I have even more trouble believing that he would bring Gail. I have even more trouble believing that he would leave the museum in that guy's car. I can't explain how much trouble I have believing that he would take Gail on that trip. So it goes. It's difficult to see this every man taking obvious risks for someone he barely knows. These are big risks and worst, he's taking along his wife whom he just cheated on. There are ways to provide Perry with good personal reasons for his actions but this movie doesn't set them up. He is horribly naive. He needs to say smarter things so that he's not simply going along with Hector.

This movie doesn't have the action to be thrilling. It's also not quite smart enough to be a good espionage drama. There are good aspects with some tension. The actors are all first rate. It could be rewritten with some better action set pieces to be exciting or it could elevate Hector's enemies to make a smart political espionage drama. It's not quite at that level.

Reviewed by silumgard 8 / 10

When a mobster finds out that his life may be in danger, he turns to desperate methods to find a way out.

Had the DVD, but never intended to watch this movie because of some of the mob reviews/parental remarks here. Gave it a chance anyways late one night out of desperation.

Even the beginning scenes drew me in. What is this all about? As more of the mafia elements started to unravel, I knew then that I was hooked.

The acting was not bad. The cinematography (as stated by another reviewer) was interesting. As the story progressed, I noticed that I kept wanting to see more of the drama unfold. This was definitely a good break from the cliché action & remakes that's common nowadays.

Many scenes here can make you angry, but they seem necessary for the background of the story. There were times you wanted Obi Wan Kenobi to pull out a light saber, but, this story teaches, that even the average human being, can sometimes do questionable actions.

Reviewed by blrnani 7 / 10

Well worth watching

SPOILERS ALERT - inevitably, as this film is largely about redemption, so it is necessary to give away certain details in order to explain why. Redemption for Ewan McGregor's university professor, who has thrown his marriage into crisis through an 'indiscretion' with a student, and he is also struggling to cope with his male ego in a relationship where his wife is much more professionally successful, in her work as a barrister. Redemption for the mafia money man, who is seeking to protect his family from treachery by delivering the goods on a huge corruption scheme involving the Russian mafia and British politicians. This extrovert figure (can't imagine Ralph Fiennes carrying this one off) also recognises the fundamental decency of McGregor's character and saves his life by following a hunch (McGregor had also twice saved his). And redemption for the MI6 officer who fell afoul of his superiors because he was unable to come up with evidence to convict influential figures. How all these stories play themselves out is well worth watching.

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