Overall Rank: 3214
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 36
Theatrical Release Date: 09/29/2017
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 01/09/2018
Genre: Crime, Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Doug Liman
Actors: Tom Cruise, Sarah Wright, Domhnall Gleeson, Lola Kirke, Jesse Plemons, Jayma Mays
Plot: Based on the true story of Barry Seal - a pilot turned drug runner turned DEA informant who played each side to the high life, before paying the ultimate price. -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/10/2019
A lesson in American history and American greed, lead by Tom Cruise's spirited performance.
Rod - wrote on 09/02/2018
An entertaining take of the CIA involvement in Nicaragua's drug issue. The direction was clever, making it look light while telling a heavy serious material. Tom Cruise is just entertaining to watch.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/22/2018
Having watched several movies and/or TV series depicting all or part of the rise of Pablo Escobar, and the many people involved, American Made was still a fascinating look into one of those men, Barry Seal. While Cruise may not look like Seal (much as he also doesn't look like Jack Reacher per the books) he still plays him with his typical charm, with equal parts luck and skill accounting for his rise and ultimate fall. Liberties are taken, for sure, but overall I think it hits more than misses.
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Yojimbo - wrote on 12/18/2019
A civilian airline pilot is recruited by the C.I.A. to run covert errands in central America and finds himself embroiled in the affairs of revolutionaries and drug cartels.
Tom Cruise smirks his way through this tall-but-true-tale of Barry Seal who was involved in everything from intelligence gathering for the American government, to the “war on drugs”, drug running for Pablo Escobar and running guns for the Contras in Nicaragua. It’s a bizarre story that exposes not only the hypocrisy of American foreign policy, but also its sheer incompetence, as the C.I.A. uses and abuses anyone who they think will be useful and then throw them to the wolves when they outlive that usefulness. Barry Seal himself comes across as a likeable but amoral rogue in much the same way as Johnny …
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