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Traitors (Film) Review

 
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Length: 83 minutes
 
Release Date: February 24, 2015
 
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4.5/ 5


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Fast paced action, a likable main character with just enough attitude, and a well written story line combine to make a memorable film experience.

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You will have to read subtitles, and the "Bonus Short Film" included on the dvd is mostly just repurposed footage from the feature.


Final Fiendish Findings?

  “If you are a hammer, strike.” Malika is a punk rock girl in oh, so traditional Tangier. As the lead singer in an all girl rock band, she loves to push the limits – especially when it comes to getting her music out there.  Breaking out in the music business can mean breaking away […]

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Posted February 18, 2015 by

 
Full Fiendish Findings?
 
 

 

“If you are a hammer, strike.”

Malika is a punk rock girl in oh, so traditional Tangier. As the lead singer in an all girl rock band, she loves to push the limits – especially when it comes to getting her music out there.  Breaking out in the music business can mean breaking away from a difficult family situation as well, and tensions at home only make her more determined to succeed. She’ll do just about anything to make a name for herself, and for her band, Traitors.

Little does Malika suspect how very soon that willingness will be put to the test, as a series of unfortunate events put her into a bit of a bind. A prominent producer is interested in the band, but in order for Traitors to put together a demo for her they are going to have to come up with the money to rent a classy studio – and classy studios don’t come cheap. As Malika puts all the usual methods to work – hitting up friends for borrowed cash, humbling herself to ask her dad for work, and a little petty theft – she uncovers the truth about her family’s dire financial situation, and it couldn’t come at a worse time.

All of those things combine to make Malika the perfect mark for some supposedly easy money. Just a simple run up to the mountains, a breezy drive back, and she’ll earn some fast cash. Of course, the car she’s driving will be loaded with drugs for the return trip, and we all know how well that sort of thing turns out. Nervous she may be, but Malika’s punk rock spirit shines through, even in difficult situation. She shows her rebel stripes in little ways throughout the trip, but it’s in her dealings with her partner in crime, Amal, that she really takes the ultimate risk.

Amal has been trapped in the drug mule business for a while, and she fears her only way out may be death. Malika, though, is determined to help the girl escape, at any cost. Drug lords don’t tend to take the loss of one of their “girls” lightly, and it will take every bit of Malika’s fiery spirit to come out of this one alive. Whatever the outcome, you know right from the start that if Malika goes down, she’ll go down fighting.

Traitors is a fast paced, frenetic film that keeps the action flowing quickly throughout. Though viewers bounce from band life to home life to drug running, it all flows together nicely, giving you a snapshot of who Malika really is. Whether she’s screaming into a mic, taking care of her little sister, or faking her way through an anti-terrorist checkpoint, every thing is done with a lot of class and more than a hint of sass. The character is well played, and you’ll pull for her right from the start.


Amy

 
U.S. Senior Editor & Deputy EIC, @averyzoe on Twitter, mother of 5, gamer, reader, wife to @macanthony, and all-around bad-ass (no, not really)