As the summer movie season winds down, it’s reasonable to start looking forward to intelligent pictures. Usually, the bulk of smarter, artier films come in November and December, as studios gear up for the Oscar push and remind moviegoers that there’s a serious side to filmmaking. Consider it lucky, then, that we’re seeing just that sort of film now.
With “Traitor,” writer-director Jeffrey Nachmanoff and his co-writer, comedian Steve Martin, have crafted a political thriller of John le Carré-ian proportions. Just like 2005’s “The Constant Gardener,” which was based on a Le Carré novel, “Traitor” is a movie that demands attention from its audience.
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