Starring: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright
Director: Doug Liman
Runtime: 1 hour, 55 minutes
Action | Biography | Comedy | 2017
American Made is a biography film that tells the story of Barry Seal, a pilot who becomes a drug runner for the CIA in the 1980s. Apparently, this operation became known as the Iran-Contra Affair when it was exposed to the public. I for one, have never heard of this affair. But I’m not known to remember too much when it comes to history, shame on me right? It takes me several minutes to remember which world war we are talking about, if we are talking about a world war. Like in Dunkirk… I knew which war it was, it just took me awhile to figure out based on years and location.
Anyway, enough about my bad memory. This film stars Tom Cruise who plays Barry Seal. He is recruited by Monty Schafer (Domhnall Gleeson) to help the CIA in drug running and gun moving across the central american/south american borders. There, he gets involved with the Contra cartel, who he helps smuggle drugs into the United States.
Sarah Wright plays his wife Lucy. It was hard for me to get an idea as to her personality. It was obvious she loved the life and money, but did she care if they had all those things? I don’t know.
The film itself was interesting to watch, but not all that amazing I would say. It’s a back and forth story between Barry, the cartel, the CIA, and his family. Back and forth until the President gets involved. I’m going to keep this review short and give it an “okay” rating. I did like the film editing and am glad I now know the story of the Iran-Contra affair (which the film doesn’t even show the Iranian involvement, just one quick line from Domhnall Gleeson). (2.5/5).
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