American Made
American Made (2017)

Barry Seal, a TWA pilot, is recruited by the CIA to provide reconnaissance on the burgeoning communist threat in Central America and soon finds himself in charge of one of the biggest covert CIA operations in the history of the United… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 29, 2017
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: American Made's fast-and-loose attitude with its real-life story mirrors the cavalier -- and delightfully watchable -- energy Tom Cruise gives off in the leading role.

Anna Smith
Time Out

Liman mines the story for familiar but fun comedy

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Leslie Felperin
Hollywood Reporter

Kudos are due to Liman and Spinelli... for honing the script into a reasonably manageable two-hour romp around the Byzantine conspiracy-caper seen through the eyes of Seal.

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Luis Fernando Galván
En Filme

The domestic action and melodrama alternate offering a lot of superficial material and leading to an irregular rhythm. [Full review in Spanish]

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Mike McCahill
indieWire

The draw, however, remains Cruise, figuratively walking out on a wing; whether multiplexers rejoin him there will be seen, but after endless formula runouts, it's encouraging to see him being properly exercised again.

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Jason Solomons
TheWrap

The problem is that Cruise, even when trying to cut loose, is always so tightly controlled that we never truly feel the reptilian survivalism of Barry Seal.

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Jonathan Sánchez
Butaca Ancha

The film holds itself thanks to the good performance of Tom Cruise, who gives us a character as cynical as he is charming, one of his best performances in a long time. [Full review in Spanish]

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Guy Lodge
Variety

A sweat-slicked, exhausting but glibly entertaining escapade on its own terms, "American Made" is more interesting as a showcase for the dateless elasticity of Cruise's star power.

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Jonathan Roberts
The New Paper (Singapore)

It just hits you. "Are we going anywhere with this?"

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Jim Schembri
3AW

In Doug Liman's sensationally entertaining adventure-comedy biopic, Tom Cruise steps away from his blockbuster tropes to register one of the best and brightest performances of his career... easily as enjoyable a thrill ride as any of Cruise's other epics.

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