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Year
2017
Runtime
115 min.
Director
Doug Liman
Genres
Crime, Thriller
Rating *
7.2
Votes *
0
Checks
1,638
Favs
61
Dislikes
9
Favs/checks
3.7% (1:27)
Favs/dislikes
7:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    American Made makes the best use of Tom Cruise's shit-eating grin since I don't when, as the real life pilot who got himself tangled into very south-of-the-border scandal of the early 80s - the drug cartels, Manuel Noriega, the Nicaraguan Contras - played as an absurdist comedy, more The Big Short than The Wolf of Wall Street, though one might recognize the latter's "based on a true story" rags to riches to rags formula. Bourne's Doug Liman shoots it handheld, as is his wont, which almost turns it into a documentary - especially with the video confessional asides - but it doesn't quite achieve the style. Did love the retro video bits at the front and back of the film though. Ultimately, not a must, but still a fairly amusing look at how the big news of the Reagan era were connected. Especially interesting if you remember that time, and I personally did (Iran-Contra was my first scandal!), but fellow audience members who weren't alive back then still appreciated the glib history lesson. 9 months 2 weeks ago
  2. adastras's avatar

    adastras

    Pretty good. Maybe tried to cover too much too fast. Would have benifited from being a little longer. 9 months ago
  3. Agrimorfee's avatar

    Agrimorfee

    I don't put a lot of goodwill on him, but this is the best Cruise movie since Eyes Wide Shut, and so far the best movie I have seen in 2017 (granted I don't get out to see movies as often as I want to). It does help explain the complicated mess that was the Iran-Contra Affair. This was a lot of fun and at times suspenseful. 9 months 3 weeks ago
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