Wednesday, October 04, 2017

On "American Made"


From The Dispatch:
It’s a story that’s so absurd that it could only be true. Yet its basis in reality is what gives it its bite. While Liman focuses more on Seal than the circumstances that surrounded him, it also serves as a striking portrait at the circular firing squad of America’s ill-fated “War on Drugs.” It’s the inherent ridiculousness of it all that makes the film so compelling, and Liman uses Cruise’s smarmy sense of charm to maximum effect; an all-American success story built on the ruins of failed policy and attempted nation building.
Click here to read my full review.

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