An English couple vacationing in Morocco (Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris) are approached by a money launderer for the Russian mob (Stellan Skarsgård), who asks for their help in defecting to British Intelligence. Damian Lewis co-stars as the MI6 agent handling their case, who realizes that the mob has links to several prominent British politicians. Directed by Susanna White, Our Kind of Traitor is based on the novel of the same name by legendary author John Le Carré.~Jack Rodgers
This movie was better than I expected even after reading the reviews on IMDB. There was plenty of suspense and surprise, and the acting was more than adequate. If you like action movies you will enjoy this all the way to the end.
My Kind of Traitor is a bit disappointing when we have such an abundance of good Le Carre adaptations, not least the recent The Night Manager or even the updated Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy from a few years ago. Stellan Skarsgard is entertaining but a little too broad; Naomie Harris fails to make much of an impression, Damian Lewis is compelling but also deadly serious, and Ewan MacGregor is a perfectly sympathetic protagonist while reaching nowhere close to his best work. One gets the feeling the director was confused as to what the story is really about. It looks gorgeous, and will pass the time just fine if you catch it on cable.