Cartel Land

Cartel Land

Cartel Land

Vigilantes from both sides of the Mexican border take action against the ruthless cartels, as depicted in this documentary from Matthew Heineman (Escape Fire).

Directing and Cinematography Award (Documentary) winner at Sundance Film Festival 2015
2015Rating: R13, Violence, offensive language and content that may disturb98 minsMexico, USAEnglish and Spanish with English subtitles
CrimeDocumentaryWar
Director:
Matthew Heineman ('Escape Fire', 'Our Time')
Cast:
José Manuel Mireles

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Reviews & comments

Riveting and suspenseful.

I watched this after having seen last years amazing film "Sicario". This is a real tale of the impact of drugs in Mexico and the story of people fighting back for their families and towns. It is at times uplifting and builds your hope but then can be jarring and sombre. I was often at times thinking how is this real? It opened my eyes to what happens over...

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

Startling access yields strong if not consistent results in "Cartel Land," Matthew Heineman's parallel portrait of vigilantes policing two different fronts of the drug war.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

What's missing is a directorial point of view, including about vigilante groups, the so-called war on drugs, and Mexican and American policies and politics.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The key to success in vérité-style documentaries is "access, access, access." Which is what "Cartel Land" has in compelling amounts.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A spellbinding, verite documentary -- a frontline look at the murderous Mexican drug cartels.

Variety

Variety

press

Startling access yields strong if not consistent results in "Cartel Land," Matthew Heineman's parallel portrait of vigilantes policing two different fronts of the drug war.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

What's missing is a directorial point of view, including about vigilante groups, the so-called war on drugs, and Mexican and American policies and politics.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The key to success in vérité-style documentaries is "access, access, access." Which is what "Cartel Land" has in compelling amounts.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A spellbinding, verite documentary -- a frontline look at the murderous Mexican drug cartels.

Riveting and suspenseful.

I watched this after having seen last years amazing film "Sicario". This is a real tale of the impact of drugs in Mexico and the story of people fighting back for their families and towns. It is at times uplifting and builds your hope but then can be jarring and sombre. I was often at times thinking how is this real? It opened my eyes to what happens...

4.0