Betrayed (1988) 3/5 (3)


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Rating: The Ugly – 62.8
Genre: Thriller
Duration: 127 mins
Director: Costa-Gavras
Stars: Debra Winger, Tom Berenger, John Heard

Above average thriller starring Debra Winger as an undercover FBI agent who gets close to a farmer (Tom Berenger) suspected of leading a white supremacist terrorist network. Costa-Gavras does a decent job contrasting the homeliness of life on the farm with the darker side to the backward community while the two leads are acquit themselves admirably. John Heard and Ted Levine are strong in support alongside a host of other well known faces. The film is let down somewhat by a rather ludicrous scenario involving an African-American man being hunted for sport and a ridiculously cheesy ending. The first two acts could have also offered a better insight into the motivations of the lead characters. However, for the most part Betrayed is a solid and entertaining thriller.

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