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Traitor (2008)


Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Saïd Taghmaoui, Neal McDonough, Archie Panjabi, Jeff Daniels

Two FBI agents (Guy Pearce, Neal McDonough) are investigating a terrorist group. Their prime suspect is an ex-military American Muslim (Don Cheadle) who in reality is undercover.

The story is dealing with friendship, faith in ones religion, how people interpret their faith and sucrifices we made for our beliefs. The traitor in this film is not the ex-military who betrayed his country and fled to the terrorist group, but all of those who betray their beliefs in order to pursue their goals no matter what and who gets hurt. A traitor to one is the friend to the other. So in the end it doesn’t matter what others believe about you, but what you believe of yourself.

I give this movie top marks and I encourage you to see it.

P.S. Steve Martin is the co-writer of this film and it was surprising to learn that, because we are so used to see him in comedies where he has various accidents and misfortunes that are supposed to be funny.


November 10, 2008 Posted by | Movies from 2000-2009, Movies We Love, New Movies, Trailers | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment