Our Kind of Traitor

Our Kind of Traitor

Our Kind of Traitor

Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris lead this adaptation of John Le Carré's bestselling espionage thriller about a couple on holiday who become entwined with a money launderer (Stellan Skarsgård) for the Russan mafia.

When Dima (Skarsgård) asks for their help to deliver classified information to the British Secret Services, Perry (McGregor) and Gail (Harris) get caught in a dangerous world of international espionage and dirty politics. The couple is propelled on a perilous journey through Paris and Bern, a safe house in the French Alps, to the murky corners of London, and to an alliance with the British Government via a ruthless and determined MI6 agent (Damian Lewis).

2016Rating: MA15+, Strong coarse language108 minsUK
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Our Kind of Traitor / Reviews

Variety

Variety

White plays the moment of rupture with a banality that threatens to undermine our faith in her as storyteller more than in the system itself.

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Time Out

Time Out

A brisk, energetic drama, with Anthony Dod Mantle’s photography adding interesting layers to a fairly straightforward plot.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

There’s little of the poetry that Perry teaches in the script, but the story’s mechanics are solid.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

It’s a film whose final shape feels dwindled by compromise – not unappealing, but stymied, like a luxury jet which spends two hours taxiing on the runway.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Director Susanna White favours a generic spy-movie look... Yet she works smartly with her actors...

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Stuff

Stuff

[Does] a good job of keeping the tension ratcheted high (especially during one particular tennis match) in one of Le Carre's far more exotic tales...

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

No knock on McGregor and Harris — fine actors both — but they never hold us rapt the way the plot demands.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Derivative, flabby and flat.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Although engaging enough to hold interest, the just slightly off casting of Ewan McGregor and Stellan Skarsgard...dampens plausibility.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A lesser entry in the LeCarré Cinematic Universe, though Damian Lewis and Stellan Skarsgård rescue it from complete blandness.

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