‘Our Kind of Traitor’

our-kind-of-traitor-poster1These days, its defections from the Russian mafia that have replaced the Cold War political defections of old. And the master himself, John Le Carre (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Constant Gardener) penned the novel Hossein Amini (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Wings of a Dove) has adapted for the big screen.

But in spite of a convincingly bombastic Stellan Skarsgard (The Avengers, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) as the Russian accountant, Our Kind of Traitor is a somewhat meek thriller lacking in any sense of suspense. Ewan McGregor (Star Wars, Trainspotting) as the university professor inadvertently involved in espionage is unconvincing with Naomie Harris (Skyfall, Spectre) as his wife (and successful barrister) trotting behind in his shadow.

Rating: 42%

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