spies in the Bible
vulgarity and lewdness
organized crime and corruption
nudity in movies
lust (WebBible Encyclopedia)
|Featuring:||Damian Lewis … Hector
Ewan McGregor … Perry Makepeace
Stellan Skarsgård … Dima
Naomie Harris … Gail Perkins
Alicia von Rittberg … Natasha
Mark Stanley … Ollie
Mark Gatiss … Billy Matlock
Jeremy Northam … Aubrey Longrigg
Saskia Reeves … Tamara
|Director:||Susanna White—“Nanny McPhee Returns” (2010)|
|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.
…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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