Starring: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright
Directed By: Doug Liman
Running Time: 115 Minutes
UK Release Date: 25 August 2017
BBFC Certificate: 15
Audiences seem to lap up ‘rise and fall’ movies, where an ambitious everyman answers the call to adventure and embarks on a journey that brings them wealth and power. But as The Notorious B.I.G song goes ‘the more money we come across, the more problems we see’ and that is definitely the case with this film.
American Made tells the ‘true story’ of Barry Seal (Tom Cruise), an airline pilot who is recruited by CIA agent Schafer (Domhnall Gleeson) to take aerial recognisance photos of communist insurgence in South America. That then leads to him smuggling drugs and guns for all sides during the late 70’s and early 80s. [Read more…]