• American Made (2017)

American Made

Release Date: September 29th, 2017

DVD Release Date: January 2nd, 2018

R |1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary

Barry Seal, a TWA pilot, is recruited by the CIA to provide reconnaissance on the burgeoning communist threat in Central America and soon finds himself in charge of one of the biggest covert CIA operations in the history of the United States. The operation spawns the birth of the Medellin cartel and almost brings down the Reagan White House.

Cast: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, Jesse Plemons, Caleb Landry Jones, Jayma Mays, Lola Kirke, E. Roger Mitchell

Director: Doug Liman

Genres: Adventure , Comedy drama

Production Co: Quadrant Pictures, Brian Grazer, Hercules Film Fund, Vendian Entertainment

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Sacrifice, Pursuit, Transformation, Rivalry, Gripping, 1980s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Leslie FelperinThe Hollywood Reporter

    This is yet another hyper-competent, boyishly devil-may-care character that offers Cruise, famous for his derring-do on set, a chance to do his own stunts and fly a plane; it’s not a role all that far out of the ageing megastar’s wheelhouse. show more

  • 70
    Sarah WardScreen International

    It’s a breezy trip for the star, making ample use of his usual charisma, urgency, grin and gift of the gab, though the late ’70s/early ’80s-set film doesn’t completely hit the mark. show more

  • 60
    John AndersonWall Street Journal

    American Made is one of the many children of “Goodfellas,” a true-crime story turned first-person narrative told by a charismatic ne’er-do-well surrounded by dubious characters and tantalizing subplots. None of these offspring, including American Made, have matched the chilling grandeur of Martin Scorsese’s 1990 masterpiece, with its multifaceted characters and visual fluidity. show more

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