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Our Kind of Traitor

MPAA Rating: R for violence, language throughout, some sexuality, nudity and brief drug use.
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Primary Audience:
Adults
Genre:
Action Suspense Adaptation
Length:
1 hr. 48 min.
Year of Release:
2016
USA Release:
July 1, 2016 (wide—399 theaters)
DVD: October 18, 2016
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Relevant Issues
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spies in the Bible

sin and the fall of man

goodness and righteousness

vulgarity and lewdness

organized crime and corruption

rape victims’ stories

shame and rape

nudity in movies

lying and deceit compared to truth

jealousy

fornication in the Bible

LUST—What does the Bible say about it? Answer

lust (WebBible Encyclopedia)

CONSEQUENCES—What are the consequences of sexual immorality? Answer

Featuring: Damian Lewis … Hector
Ewan McGregorPerry Makepeace
Stellan Skarsgård … Dima
Naomie HarrisGail Perkins
Alicia von Rittberg … Natasha
Mark Stanley … Ollie
Mark Gatiss … Billy Matlock
Jeremy Northam … Aubrey Longrigg
Saskia Reeves … Tamara
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Director: Susanna White—“Nanny McPhee Returns” (2010)
Producer: Universal Pictures
StudioCanal
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Distributor: Roadside Attractions, a division of Lionsgate Films

“Who can you trust with the truth?”

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “A couple find themselves lured into a Russian oligarch’s plans to defect are soon positioned between the Russian Mafia and the British Secret Service, neither of whom they can trust.

Who can you trust with the truth? Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris are a couple drawn into a dangerous game of international espionage, caught between Stellan Skarsgard's money-launder, the Russian mafia, the British government, and Damian Lewis' ruthless MI6 agent.

A young Oxford academic and his attorney girlfriend holiday on Antigua. They bump into a Russian millionaire who owns a peninsula and a diamond watch… The couple find themselves lured into the Russian oligarch's plans to defect and soon find themselves positioned between the Russian Mafia and the British Secret Service, neither of whom they can trust. Dima, the Russian, leads them in a tortuous journey through Paris, the Swiss Alps and London.

an adaptation of the novel by John le Carre.”

Violence: Extreme / Profanity: Low—OMG, “hell” / Vulgarities: Extreme / Sex/Nudity: Extreme

See list of Relevant Issues—questions-and-answers.


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Movie Critics

…the look of director Susanna White’s proficient, moderately engaging film is slick and creamy, more so than the usual le Carré affair… [2½/4]
—Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

…This is meat-and-potatoes Le Carré given a generic spy-movie treatment, but still it reels you in… [3/5]
—Mike McCahill, The Guardian (UK)

…High-toned but ho-hum… Ultimately, it’s a middling effort as Le Carre adaptations go…
—Leslie Felperin, Variety

…there’s not enough going on here to fill out the film’s two hours…
—Chris Knight, National Post

…A tightly controlled British spy thriller with more brains than heart, “Our Kind of Traitor” is a dismal, low-energy affair. … [1½/4]
—Kyle Smith, New York Post

…It’s competently made, well-acted and largely intelligent, so why isn’t the spy thriller “Our Kind of Traitor” more rewarding? …
—Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

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