All aboard this awesome blockbuster based on an incredible true story
American Made, available from Friday 1 June in Sky Cinema on demand. Cert 15. Also available in HD
Tom Cruise is back in the cockpit! Repeat, Tom Cruise is back in the cockpit! No, we’re not talking about the upcoming Top Gun sequel (which is real!). We’re talking about the ace biopic American Made.
This riotous crime caper sees the indefatigable Cruise play Barry Seal, the real-life commercial pilot who worked for both the CIA and drug kingpin Pablo Escobar’s fearsome Medellín Cartel during the 1970s and 80s.
Seal’s story is a remarkable one that’s told in fittingly extravagant style here, as he gets caught in the middle of the complex American political landscape of the time.
Not only does Seal fly enormous amounts of cocaine from Central America to the USA, he also runs guns from North America to militia group the Contras in Nicaragua, as the US government makes covert attempts to stop the spread of communism.
Seal’s dodgy dealings find him raking in the dosh (so much so that he’s able to add money laundering to his questionable CV), but it’s only a matter of time before this airborne chancer’s scheming catches up with him…
Cruise’s livewire acting chops are put to perfect use in this thrill-a-minute blockbuster, while there’s also fine support in the form of Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Sarah Wright (Parks And Recreation) and Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad). Fasten your seatbelt, because it’s one heck of a ride.
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