American Made

115 mins
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Tom Cruise plays real-life pilot Barry Seal, who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel in the '80s... More

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American Made is available to stream in New Zealand now... More on YouTube and Netflix and Google TV and Apple TV Store.

American Made | Ratings & Reviews

"After a dull Jack Reacher sequel and Mummy misfire, it’s good to see Tom Cruise back with Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman. Based on a true story, Cruise plays maverick top gun TWA pilot Barry Seal, recruited by the Carter then Regan-era CIA for covert op’s in Central America, first piloting a spy plane, then as a flying bag man, then gun-runner, all whilst developing a ridiculously lucrative sideline as a drug-runner for Pablo Escobar’s Medellín cartel."

Flicks, Adam FrescoFlicks

"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."


"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."

Total FilmTotal Film

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

Sydney Morning HeraldSydney Morning Herald

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


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

Screen DailyScreen Daily

"A forgettable flight of fantasy."

Little White LiesLittle White Lies

"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."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"A propulsively entertaining ride through the underbelly of America…"


American Made | Details

R13, Violence, offensive language & sex scenes
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