American Made

American Made

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American Made

Tom Cruise plays real-life pilot Barry Seal, who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel in the '80s in this Doug Liman-directed crime thriller.

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.

2017Rating: R13, Violence, offensive language & sex scenes115 minsUSA
CrimeThriller
84%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

A sweat-slicked, exhausting but glibly entertaining escapade on its own terms, "American Made" is more interesting as a showcase for the dateless elasticity of Cruise's star power.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Yes, it might be the kind of story that you’ve seen a million times before, but there’s enough pace and invention to make it worth another go.

4.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

This is an unusual film, and I would love to know how it got financed.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

An enjoyable, entertaining and fairly engrossing way to spend a couple of hours that won't insult your intelligence too egregiously...

4.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

The film's loose period vibe proves diverting and mostly engaging, as well as driving its sunny-hued visual style.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

A forgettable flight of fantasy.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Kudos are due to Liman and Spinelli... for honing the script into a reasonably manageable two-hour romp around the Byzantine conspiracy-caper seen through the eyes of Seal.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

A propulsively entertaining ride through the underbelly of America…

0

American Made shows us a relatable protagonist and it shows us his journey into doing quite antagonistic things. The writing is outstanding, the acting even more so and the style of the whole thing and the fact that it was pretty much actually real is what really makes it take off.

3.0
0

It's funny, entertaining and enjoyable.

4.0
0

This is a cool movie and you will be saying "wtf" throughout but in a good way

4.0
0

Before every Tom Cruise movie I'm always a bit sceptical cos I'm like wow isn't he getting old? Nope - this guy's still got it. The stunts were amazing, the story was amazing, the characters were amazing. It sheds light on such an interesting piece of history involving drugs, planes and lots of money. Highly highly recommend seeing this movie.

5.0
0

A solid and thoroughly entertaining movie. While told with a great deal of humour, the film’s backdrop of true events helps to keep the plot, and action, nicely grounded (despite the flying involved, as a commercial pilot who makes a radical career change!). A much better outing for Tom Cruise (after the abysmal Mummy movie), with a good support, and...

3.0
0

Director Doug Liman is having almost too much fun here, using every directorial trick in his considerable arsenal to keep American Made sparking along for as long as possible. Even so, the film would disperse like so much vapour in the wind if not for an in-form Tom Cruise – his terrific performance can’t quite get the movie all the way to the finish line...

3.0
0

I think I spent most of this movie flabbergasted- it's based on a true story which just goes to show that real life is a LOT stranger than fiction. It's a really fun ride, though- Tom Cruise is well-cast and gives a good performance, and Domhnall Gleason is brilliant and clearly having fun with his role. Recommended for a fun movie that will have you...

4.0
0

I really enjoyed this - funny moments and a bit of action. Quite a bit going on within the story so you'll need to pay attention! Not the usual Tom Cruise movie.

4.0
0

An enjoyable movie based on a true story of a government department using a rogue pilot for a crazy plan. The film and dialogue are presented in a different quirky way and the overall effect makes a great movie.

4.0
0

Loved this pic. Im old enough to remember the whole Contras, Escobar days and this is a great history lesson from a very different angle. Fast paced, never boring, roler coaster viewing. Bloody marvellous. My wife loved it too.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A sweat-slicked, exhausting but glibly entertaining escapade on its own terms, "American Made" is more interesting as a showcase for the dateless elasticity of Cruise's star power.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Yes, it might be the kind of story that you’ve seen a million times before, but there’s enough pace and invention to make it worth another go.

4.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

This is an unusual film, and I would love to know how it got financed.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

An enjoyable, entertaining and fairly engrossing way to spend a couple of hours that won't insult your intelligence too egregiously...

4.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

The film's loose period vibe proves diverting and mostly engaging, as well as driving its sunny-hued visual style.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

A forgettable flight of fantasy.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Kudos are due to Liman and Spinelli... for honing the script into a reasonably manageable two-hour romp around the Byzantine conspiracy-caper seen through the eyes of Seal.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

A propulsively entertaining ride through the underbelly of America…

0

American Made shows us a relatable protagonist and it shows us his journey into doing quite antagonistic things. The writing is outstanding, the acting even more so and the style of the whole thing and the fact that it was pretty much actually real is what really makes it take off.

3.0
0

It's funny, entertaining and enjoyable.

4.0
0

This is a cool movie and you will be saying "wtf" throughout but in a good way

4.0
0

Before every Tom Cruise movie I'm always a bit sceptical cos I'm like wow isn't he getting old? Nope - this guy's still got it. The stunts were amazing, the story was amazing, the characters were amazing. It sheds light on such an interesting piece of history involving drugs, planes and lots of money. Highly highly recommend seeing this movie.

5.0
0

A solid and thoroughly entertaining movie. While told with a great deal of humour, the film’s backdrop of true events helps to keep the plot, and action, nicely grounded (despite the flying involved, as a commercial pilot who makes a radical career change!). A much better outing for Tom Cruise (after the abysmal Mummy movie), with a good support, and...

3.0
0

Director Doug Liman is having almost too much fun here, using every directorial trick in his considerable arsenal to keep American Made sparking along for as long as possible. Even so, the film would disperse like so much vapour in the wind if not for an in-form Tom Cruise – his terrific performance can’t quite get the movie all the way to the finish line...

3.0
0

I think I spent most of this movie flabbergasted- it's based on a true story which just goes to show that real life is a LOT stranger than fiction. It's a really fun ride, though- Tom Cruise is well-cast and gives a good performance, and Domhnall Gleason is brilliant and clearly having fun with his role. Recommended for a fun movie that will have you...

4.0
0

I really enjoyed this - funny moments and a bit of action. Quite a bit going on within the story so you'll need to pay attention! Not the usual Tom Cruise movie.

4.0
0

An enjoyable movie based on a true story of a government department using a rogue pilot for a crazy plan. The film and dialogue are presented in a different quirky way and the overall effect makes a great movie.

4.0
0

Loved this pic. Im old enough to remember the whole Contras, Escobar days and this is a great history lesson from a very different angle. Fast paced, never boring, roler coaster viewing. Bloody marvellous. My wife loved it too.

4.0
0