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Traitor

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Don Cheadle, Traitor
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Traitor

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
Wide Release Date:
08/27/08
performer:
Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Jeff Daniels
director:
Jeffrey Nachmanoff
distributor:
Overture
author:
Jeffrey Nachmanoff
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C

This thriller comes from the unlikeliest of sources: Steve Martin’s brain. The comedian dreamt up the espionage tale, took an exec-producer credit, then stepped aside and let the experts take over. And it turns out that’s not the only unusual thing about Traitor. ”I’ve never seen a movie where a Muslim is the hero,” says Don Cheadle, playing a CIA operative who manages to infiltrate a band of terrorists — with unexpected consequences. ”He gets caught up and has his allegiances, his Muslim faith, tested. It hopefully will serve as a good jumping-off point to examine this issue.” (August 29)

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