Review: Our Kind of Traitor (Susanna White, 2016)

Despite the coldness in tone under which many of his novels operate, author John le Carré is, to quote the vernacular of the world of Zoolander, “so hot right now.” After the commercial and critical success of the Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy film in 2011, there’s been a spike in interest in adapting the author’s work to both the big and small screens. The year 2014 saw his novel A Most Wanted Man turned into a film, giving us Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final lead role, while BBC/AMC co-production The Night Manager, led by Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie, has provided one of 2016’s most talked about TV series. And now we have Our Kind of Traitor, a film that’s a little lighter on the espionage of those prior three adaptations, but by no means a stumbling block for the le Carré renaissance…

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