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Traitor is a 2008 American spy thriller film, based on an idea by Steve Martin who is also an executive producer. Written and directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff, the film stars Don Cheadle and Guy Pearce.

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CastDon Cheadle, Jeff Daniels, Guy Pearce, Neal McDonough, Saïd Taghmaoui, Lorena Gale, Scali Delpeyrat, Archie Panjabi, Raad Rawi
Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Release Date:  27 August 2008
MPAA Rating:  PG-13
Screen WriterSteve Martin
Runtime:  114 min
Studio:  Overture Films
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review by . March 23, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Don Cheadle stars as former U.S. Special Ops Officer Samir Horn and Guy Pearce plays the FBI agent hot on his trail in Traitor. The film opens with Horn as a child in Sudan learning his Muslim faith from his father. Then we see Horn witness his father's death via a car bomb.     Hurtle forward into modern times and we find Samir trying to cut a deal with Muslim terrorists. He is captured in a raid in Yemen and soon finds himself offered assistance by the FBI in return for …
review by . December 21, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
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There have been quite a good number of espionage thrillers and undercover police films. "TRAITOR" is equal parts detective story and equal parts terrorist thriller. The direction and screenplay by Jeffrey Nachmanoff is taut, gripping and well blends together elements from the Hong Kong hit "Infernal Affairs" and the Bourne franchise, but it is also filed with social and theological undertones and messages. After an arms deal in Yemen had gone awry, Samir Horn (Don Cheadle, Hotel Rwanda) is arrested …
review by . June 03, 2009
Premise: Roy Clayton (Guy Pearce) and Neal McDonough (did not catch the character's name) are FBI agents who are investigating several suicide bombings around the world. Their main suspect, Samir Horn (Don Cheadle)- an American citizen, seems to be clearly connected to the extremist group claiming responsibility for the bombings. As Samir masterfully evades the agents, Clayton comes to realize that everything is not as it seems and evidence is not as clear-cut as he first believed it to be. (I don't …
review by . May 26, 2009
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Traitor is one of those films that is nothing like how the trailer makes it out to be.  In some cases, this is a really bad thing and in others, like Traitor, a good thing.  Don Cheadle gives a great performance in the movie as does Guy Pierce who for some reason I always get mixed up with Ethan Hawke.  Traitors biggest problem is that it never picks up; from start to finish the film acts like one giant climax.    When the FBI leads an investigation into an Islam …
review by . March 03, 2009
Samir Horn: The truth is complicated     This movie is the brainchild of Steve Martin, who switches comedy for more serious fare as executive producer of this gripping spy thriller that goes behind the scenes of a terrorist organization known as the Islamic Brotherhood.     As intense as he was in Hotel Rwanda, Don Cheadle gives a first-rate performance as Samir Horn, an explosives expert trained by the US Army Special Forces, who becomes deeply involved with …
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