Movie “Traitor”

**1/2 [TWO AND A HALF STARS: A well intended, albeit flawed, movie that can’t decide if it wants to be an effective thriller or a philosophical examination on post 9-11 identity politics]

By Wajahat Ali, August 27, 2008

Like its protagonist, the movie Traitor exists with conflicting loyalties and a fleeting sense of fidelity to its honorable, yet ultimately porous, intentions. The Don Cheadle-headed action/thriller, co-written by comedian/playwright Steve Martin and director Jeffrey Nachmanoff, inelegantly attempts to combine cardboard, blockbuster plot mechanics with the important, philosophical musings of a complicated post 9-11 world.
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