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American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally (2021)

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Based on the true story, AMERICAN TRAITOR: THE TRIAL OF AXIS SALLY follows the life of American woman Mildred Gillars (Meadow Williams) and her lawyer (Al Pacino), who struggles to redeem her reputation. Dubbed "Axis Sally" for broadcasting Nazi propaganda to American troops during World War II, Mildred's story exposes the dark underbelly of the Third Reich's hate-filled propaganda machine, her eventual capture in Berlin, and subsequent trial for treason against the United States after the war.

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Cast

Al Pacino
as James Laughlin
Meadow Williams
as Mildred Gillars
Thomas Kretschmann
as Joseph Goebbels
Mitch Pileggi
as John Kelly
Carsten Norgaard
as Max Otto Koischwitz
Jasper Polish
as Everett Laughlin
John D. Hickman
as Jury Foreman Jones
Swen Temmel
as Billy Owen
Sewell Whitney
as Judge Edward M. Curran
Brian Dean Rittenhouse
as GI soldier #11
John Cassarino
as RRG Announcer
Jose Luis Munoz
as Adolf Hitler
Hector David Ortiz
as Assistant Prosecutor
Stefan Lechner
as Heinrich Schnell
Antonio Deleo
as Male Reporter
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Critic Reviews for American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (7)

Whatever Williams spent on the front-row seat she may or may not have bought herself here, we can only hope it was more worth it for her than it will be for anyone else.

May 31, 2021 | Rating: D- | Full Review…

Period re-creation is decent (the interiors-heavy film was shot entirely in Puerto Rico), Polish effectively peppers in bits of archival footage, and the story is often involving despite its missteps.

May 28, 2021 | Full Review…

The film never deeply engages the issues of consent, culpability, and justice it asks us to consider.

May 28, 2021 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Michael Polish's post-WWII courtroom drama is a must for Al Pacino completists.

May 28, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Clumsy, campy and kitsch, but also deadeningly dull for long stretches...

May 27, 2021 | Full Review…

If Mildred Gillars has a story worth telling in a feature film, this isn't it.

May 27, 2021 | Full Review…

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