Sunday, September 3, 2017

American Made

Director: Doug Liman

Starring: Tom Cruise, Sarah Wright, Domhnall Gleeson, Alejandro Edda, Caleb Landry Jones.

Based loosely on a true story of Barry Seal (Tom Cruise), an adventurer come drug smuggler caught up in the Iran-Contra Scheme of the 70s-80s. The pilot is unwittingly recruited by US dirty trick brigade to ferry ‘cargos’ between the US and the Medellin drug cartel. At a time in history when the lines of good and bad, right and wrong become blurred Seal helps the US Authorities whilst prospering as a smuggler transporting weapons to the guerrillas and in turn bringing back narcotics to the US. Inevitably things fall apart but not before Seal, the family man, tries to deal with the changing events much of which are out of his control. A good performance by Cruise makes this black comedy enjoyable as he portrays a man trying desperately to deal with the absurdity of the situation.

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