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Ashley Spendlove's rating of the film Our Kind of Traitor

After a promising and shocking opening, this turns into an underwhelming and predictable affair. McGregor is infuriatingly bland (where is that spark from his early performances?!), Harris okay, Skarsgard appealing. Lewis is interesting: he attempts a still-waters-stiff-upper-lip thing but it doesn't quite come off, making me yearn for an Oldman or Guinness to bring to life the classic tortured civil servant role.