American Made is a true story about Barry Seal, a TWA pilot, who finds himself in a crazy string of events involving the CIA, Medellin cartel, and the Iran Contra scandal.
Critical Review: The film has great acting, a lot of dark fun, and captures the feel of the era very well. It's really fast paced, pressing on the gas from the start and not letting off the rest of the film. However, this causes it to suffer from an unconventional pacing issue at times. When usually this means the film is becoming slow, this film could use a slow down as it tries fitting a lot information in it's run-time.
Entertainment Value: Tom Cruise really shines in this fast paced and fun film. Creating a very likable antihero that takes us through a true story that is so crazy it probably wouldn't be picked up if it was a non-fiction script.
Bottom Line: A super fun film and performance by Tom Cruise.
Similar Films: War Dogs, Argo, Wolf of Wall Street
road to 52
I'm a guy that really loves movies and I've set a goal to try and see 52 different films in a year. I've decided to share that journey and my 100% correct opinion on the films I see with the couple people who might read this.
This Year - 49 (58 With Repeats)
2014 - 50 (61 With Repeats)
2015 - 51 (62 With Repeats)
2016 - 50 (58 With Repeats)
*Also, fun fact, I am not a writer nor do I strive to be one. There will be garmmatical errors in this blog :).
2017 top 10 (So far...)
1. Blade Runner 2049
3. Baby Driver
4. War of The Planet of The Apes
6. Wonder Woman
7. Guardians Vol. 2
8. Thor Ragnarok
9. Spider-Man Homecoming
10. Get Out
I don't think giving one score to a film is fair. There's a lot of aspects that go into making a film. Some are made as an art form trying to convey a message, others are simply entertainment, and some attempt to be both, So I want to answer the main questions that any kind of filmgoer would want to hear in a friendly conversation. My reviews are meant to be simple, quick, and very informal :).