Traitor (PG-13) 113 minutes C+
Know Your Enemy
Starring Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Jeff Daniels, Neal McDonough, Archie Panjabi, Alyy Kahn, and Said Taghmaoui
I had no idea what Traitor was about before I walked into the movie theater. I just knew that Don Cheadle was in it and anything he does is usually pretty good. Traitor is a who's zoomin who espionage flick with a touch of Syriana and a hint of Jason Bourne... but not as good.
A good quarter of the film is complete ho-hum genre crap, but it eventually heats up and turns into a good edge-of-your-seat action thriller.
The ending doesn't feel natural and the film is full of holes, but Cheadle is good, as is Guy Pearce. This is recommended for fans of post 9/11, action thriller, and FBI/CIA films. For everyone else- it's a decent popcorn movie with an interesting perspective on Muslims and their faith. I don't know if it's necessarily a good, bad or fair perspective... But it will make you think twice about the people (who they are and what they look like) making sacrifices for their beliefs.