It's all far-fetched in a way that only international spy thrillers -- bless their hearts -- can be.
McGregor brings depth to the role. He beautifully portrays his character's thinking: His sharp, inquisitive eyes and thin lips seem forever caught between a smile and a grimace.
The mid-summer release of an adult, effects-free British thriller relating to the collapse of Europe's global financial system timed out perfectly. You'll Brexit knowing that your entertainment dollar was well spent.
A handsome and often absorbing picture.
Our Kind of Traitor is tense enough, but lacks lustre and pizzazz.
The movie grossly overestimates the audience's sympathy for a murderous thug and its interest in the morality of international banking.
A lesser entry, but there's much to recommend.
It's competently made, well-acted and largely intelligent, so why isn't the spy thriller "Our Kind of Traitor" more rewarding?
Has loads of twists and all the ritualistic pessimism you expect, but none of the political and moral outrage that might have elevated this genre story into a le Carr� one.