Movie Review:The Traitor (PG) ****

  • Page Views 567
  • Target! No one likes a snitch. Except the law. The long arm of the law is Centre stage in The Traitor. And in a true story this tale of mob justice from Sony Pictures Classics is an eye opener to be sure. Thanks to Mongrel Media British Columbia audiences get a chance to see quite the tale unfold On video on Demand. Contact your local cable company or internet provider to enjoy the world of crime, Mafia style.

    Cut from the same The Godfather cloth lets just say it’s not the best of times to be a member of La Costra Nostra. We all know that for years The Mafia has run things in parts of Italy. Soon these “entrepreneurs “ from Sicily would expand their trade to all parts of the world.

    Leave it to lone brave judge Giovanni Falcone to put the screws on a once powerful crime cartel in The early 1980s with a show trial second to none. All in is Fausto Russo Alesi who does his best to control a pack of jackals in a courtroom shrouded in dangerous men.

    Leading up to this fabled public expose organized crime Italian style is the dynamic life of head honcho Tommaso Buscetta. Leave it to Pierfrancesco Favino to somehow make this gentle giant a rather sympathetic family man type character who must come to terms with various indiscretions done over a rather productive career. Never mind that that career included a host of lethal crimes.

    No one is immune to crime and grudges. So when scores begin to get settled and a noose starts tightening around Tomasso’s head he decides to turn state’s evidence in a series of sensational show trials that would span almost a decade. Needless to say his brothers in Rome are not too happy with the results.

    Powerful performances and that gritty gangster flavor make The Traitor riveting entertainment and give us a bird’s eye view into the power and force of the most ruthless and enterprising crime syndicate ever conceived. With a global reach and beautiful cinematography that takes us to Rio de Janeiro and Rome Director and writer Marco Bellochio pulls off a dynamic crime saga that is full of emotion and punch. Steeped in authenticity and with influences of the Corleonne clan dare I say Mario Puzo would be mighty proud of the results.

    If crime and the mob is your thing then you will be spellbound by this 2h 25m pursuit of justice.

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 14 January 2021
      4 days ago No comment

      Philippines confirms first case of COVID variant

      The Department of Health (DoH) on Wednesday (January 13) confirmed that the COVID-19 variant first reported in the United Kingdom has reached the Philippines. The B117 variant was detected in a sample taken from a Filipino who arrived from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The male patient from Quezon ...

    • 08 January 2021
      1 week ago No comment

      Markus & Janella proud new parents to son Jude, no wedding bells yet

      Actor Markus Paterson shared his happiness now that he and his girlfriend Janella Salvador finally introduced their baby Jude to the public. Paterson opened up about their son on Wednesday in the online show “We Rise Together.” “Well ‘yung proseso? Well, alam naman na one day we are going ...

    • 07 January 2021
      1 week ago No comment

      Bea Alonzo claims 2021 will be a ‘spiritual year’ for her

      Actress Bea Alonzo on Sunday took to social media to share her realizations on life as she welcomes the new year. On Instagram, Alonzo said she hopes to emerge a better person in 2021. “Let the sunshine in. Last year brought so many changes in my life, and changes ...

    • 07 January 2021
      1 week ago No comment

      Santos to file ABS-CBN renewal bill in the House after Sotto filed in the Senate

      Reacting to a query from reporters, Deputy Speaker and Batangas Rep. Vilma Santos said she will revive the rejected ABS-CBN legislative franchise application in the House of Representatives before session resumes on January 18. Santos welcomed the move by Senate President Vicente Sotto III who filed a bill granting ...

    %d bloggers like this: