American Made (2017)

R   |    |  Action, Comedy, Crime


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The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair.


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3 December 2017 | rabbitmoon
6
| Entertaining, but quickly fades
American Made was a good watch - the story keeps a good steady momentum, the direction and editing are vibrant and dynamic. It has the vibes of something like Wolf of Wall St or a Guy Ritchie film, where despite the nature of the events you find yourself rooting for a criminal and laughing at the black comedy of how things unfold.

But it stays firmly in the mode of fast-paced 'zany' without ever really digging into emotions, desperation, or any human reflection. Barry Seal as a character remains a breezy, zany blur. Its just that kind of film. I think Cruise has a lot to do with that - his vanity as an actor, having to be seen as either confused- smiley or cool-intense in any given moment limits his courage to do anything else (Born on the Fourth of July was a real anomaly for him in terms of range).

Its as entertaining as any two episodes of Narcos - but without Narcos' complexity and variance. Good but not great, definitely worthy of a viewing.

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Release Date:

29 September 2017

Language

English, Spanish


Country of Origin

USA, Japan, Colombia

Filming Locations

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,776,390 1 October 2017

Gross USA:

$51,342,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$134,866,593

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