Traitor (12A)

DON Cheadle proves yet again that he can carry a blockbuster movie, in global action-thriller TRAITOR (12A). OK, the story s fairly routine – an FBI agent tracks a suspected terrorist across the world before finding out it s not all as he thought – but th

DON Cheadle proves yet again that he can carry a blockbuster movie, in global action-thriller TRAITOR (12A).

OK, the story's fairly routine - an FBI agent tracks a suspected terrorist across the world before finding out it's not all as he thought - but this is well acted and it's nice to see a devout Muslim as the hero.

Guy Pearce does his jaw-clenching bit as the FBI man, with Jeff Daniels in a cameo role.

When agent Roy Clayton (Pearce) heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former US Special Operations officer Samir Horn (Cheadle).


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A mysterious figure with a complex web of international connections, Horn has a knack for emerging on the scene just as a major operation goes down and disappearing before the authorities can question him.

The inter-agency task force links Horn to illicit activities in Yemen, Nice and London, but a tangle of contradictory evidence emerges, forcing Clayton to question whether his quarry is a disaffected former military operative - or something far more complicated.

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If you fancy going to see an international chase thriller over the next couple of weeks, this is far superior to The International. And there's a good twist.

- LINDSAY JONES

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