American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally (2021)


“Winners worry about winning. Losers worry about winners. ” – James Laughlin

Number of Times Seen – 1 (29 Oct 2021)

Brief Synopsis – Story about the treason trial of an ex-patriot American who was living in Germany when the war broke out and became the English voice of propaganda while trying to dissuade the Allied troops.

My Take on it – Pretty boring and unexciting court room drama.

The story itself is quite fascinating, but the way that they present and depict things here just doesn’t work at all.

Al Pacino is a great actor, but he fails to make this story feel more powerful given the premise and story line.

The way that the film jumps back and forth between numerous years doesn’t help to make things feel clearer, but in actuality makes the story appear much more jumpy and lopsided which hurts things far too much along the way.

The film doesn’t give the viewer any real reason to care about what is happening due to the way it all is shown here and that is quite problematic, especially given the huge potential that this kind of story has which they squander.

The courtroom scenes are lackluster and there isn’t enough here to make things more interesting.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Mildred Elizabeth Gillars nicknamed “Axis Sally” along with Rita Zucca, was an American broadcaster employed by Nazi Germany to disseminate Axis propaganda during World War II. Following her capture in post-war Berlin, she became the first woman to be tried for treason against the United States in March 1949. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (4/10)

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