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American Made

2017
Suspense/Thriller
Crime
1h 55m
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Avg Percentile 50.93% from 1245 total ratings

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Rated 29 Oct 2017
89
59th
This was just great! I've come to like Tom Cruise's work from the last ten years and this was a role that he was (American) made for. Terrible pun aside, he devlivers a very Cruiseish role but he makes the film entertaining. Linmans directing is pretty good as well as the story. It did feel a little long, but it's got enough sense of humor and story to make it entertaining and interesting.
Rated 22 Mar 2018
70
34th
A movie that treads well traveled ground. We've all seen cartels and drug running before. Some events themselves even feel rather derivative, hearkening back to a number of crime movies like "Blow," and even "Goodfellas," but for the lack of originality, "American Made" is still WELL made. It never strays too far away from something interesting and Cruise may be over fifty, but he's still serviceable. I have few complaints, but no praise for this one.
Rated 10 Dec 2017
45
34th
The filmmakers clearly aimed to create a rollicking adventure with some ironic points to make, but the key repeated line about "don't tell me America isn't the greatest country" is a clunker that can't carry the weight of those aims. The overall impression is of a film that is rather empty at its core and too desperate to entertain, in a way that fails to justify what seems like a very cavalier approach to the facts of the story. Either needed to strike a better balance or have a wittier script.
Rated 04 Oct 2017
80
67th
I'm willing to give this a light 80 because it's ultimately breezy and just fun, which is what I wanted. I'll never watch it again, it's not like there are any real serious stakes here, and Tom Cruise doesn't have to strain to hard (while still putting in good work as always)... but yet it was still a great time. The few times it really shot for comedy I thought it had some of the better gags this year, Liman brought an interesting style to it. Just don't expect some substantial masterpiece.
Rated 14 Dec 2017
70
70th
I enjoyed watching this fanciful story about drug smuggling and gun running. It involves the CIA, DEA, drug cartels and corrupt countries. Tom Cruise was entertaining with his upbeat, devil may care attitude. The story was inspired by true events but there was plenty of fiction added to increase the intrigue and shock value. Overall, it was fun and entertaining but not really worthy of a second viewing.
Rated 09 Jan 2018
70
56th
A decent enough drug smuggling film partially hurt by the casting. Focuses a bit too much on the glitz and glam and not enough on the dirt. The dialogue is simply too Hollywood. Tom Cruise is Tom Cruise in this when the real life Barry Seal was an oafish looking but still charismatic man. Cruise is the farthest thing from Barry Seal. Overall the pacing was good and it was entertaining but there is very little meat on the bones here.
Rated 16 Dec 2017
53
54th
(TOP [SECRET] GUN[S])
Rated 09 Dec 2017
80
85th
Found myself thinking "This can't have happened" numerous times throughout American Made but, apparently, it all had... trainwreck watchable.
Rated 16 Sep 2017
5
54th
In terms of action and fun, it didn't give me the zing I had hoped for. But it kind of did at certain points. I am sure that taking all these events and turning them into a good movie is a very difficult job for a writer, and this screenplay falls just short of succeeding at it. Still, the writing was respectable, and the production, editing and acting were all admirable, so I enjoyed it. And Cruise was as entertaining as ever, which somewhat made up for everything else for me.
Rated 26 Nov 2017
75
89th
Very good.
Rated 05 Dec 2017
64
51st
American Made is entertaining, though its superficial criticism of the CIA aside, doesn't have anything of substance to say despite its psuedo-biographical nature. Cruise still captures an essence of Barry Seal's (alleged) motivations, while playing him as a likeable character. Gleeson works well as a smarmy CIA agent. The ending is lacklustre, and while there are moments that are good, the sum total of the film never surpasses mediocrity.
Rated 01 Oct 2017
70
56th
Surprisingly super, super fun. Normally Tom Cruise movies like these aren't my go to for entertainment, but Doug Liman forms a super entertaining 2 hour rise and fall. It's a little crazy, but really a solid time/
Rated 29 Sep 2017
60
69th
Breezy fast money flick. Doesn't hold a candle to, say, "Wolf of Wall Street", but it was enjoyable. Now I'm interested in reading about Iran-Contra.
Rated 23 Nov 2017
66
70th
good movie
Rated 03 Feb 2018
6
70th
I feel like I've seen a million rough variations on this story before (not specifically the Iran-Contra stuff I mean, but just a guy getting swept up in crime and living the high life and then getting busted and his fall, etc.) in both film and TV form, but that doesn't mean that this isn't a laudably energetic and watchable take on it. I wouldn't mind if more of these historical takes could have this sort of lighthearted touch.
Rated 05 Oct 2017
80
83rd
Not a Tom Cruise fan but this was really fun to watch
Rated 19 Dec 2017
3
92nd
AM is worthy of my seal of approval, it's just that much fun, though I have to mention I'm a sucker for this type of film. There's quite a lot of meat on the bone clocking in at two hours, but feels light on its feet due to the fast pacing. Tom Cruise delivers, direction is spot on and the story is great.
Rated 24 Oct 2017
70
37th
A fun and easy movie to watch. Stylish and crazy at times, but Liman knows how to make a solid movie.
Rated 09 Apr 2018
70
61st
I'm really surprised this is the first movie (that I've seen) about Iran-Contra (even if only the first part of it). It's one of the most interesting and crazy modern American scandals, and is ripe for the screen. Liman's direction is appropriately frenetic, and I'm pretty down with everything Cruise does. Downside is that you don't really get a great sense of the bigger politics of what was happening, so at times it feels a little too unfocused.
Rated 04 Oct 2017
75
56th
This would have been far worse had it played itself too seriously. By being as light-hearted as it is (while still having some minor sense of stakes and risk), I feel it strikes a good-enough balance between storytelling and purely-popcorn entertainment. The fact that it's given a "Hollywood shine" in terms of not sticking completely to the facts doesn't bother me at all; there are plenty of documentaries on the Medellin and Iran-Contra; seek them out. Just enjoy a kinetic, entertaining movie.
Rated 13 Jun 2018
69
73rd
I feel like this could have been better by adding some more scope to the political aspects of this shitshow. That being said Liman does a really nice job with the pacing and feel, and Cruise is steady as always.
Rated 21 Oct 2017
76
44th
Narcos has made Columbian cartels/drug-trade famous and this movies rides high on that fever. Even by itself (assuming you haven't seen Narcos) the movie stands well on its own. Tom Cruise still delivers the goods after that abominable The Mummy. The script is tight and the dialogues are spot-on.
Rated 11 Jan 2018
80
75th
Son derece eğlenceli.
Rated 27 Nov 2017
70
76th
Cruise does it again. Great entertainment.
Rated 05 Mar 2022
6
34th
It's Blow meets the Wolf of the Wall Street; In other words, it's fun but mostly works on a superficial level, with simplistic character archetypes and narrative concepts filched from aforementioned films. Tom Cruise should do more comedies, though.
Rated 28 Oct 2018
95
78th
Well paced over the top fun movie but another one of those very loosely based on a supposedly true story.. Just say you made this whole thing up.
Rated 10 Jul 2018
71
44th
There's nothing amazing about American Made, but it's enjoyable
Rated 20 Jan 2018
60
31st
Big bags of money, lots of big bags of money.
Rated 15 Sep 2017
78
46th
It made me laugh. So that's good?
Rated 07 Oct 2018
81
81st
A quite formulaic, but undeniably stylish look at the drug trade of the early '80s. Fast-paced and lets the era soak through the film. Domnhall Gleeson is amazing in this one. Tom Cruise is on a winning streak.
Rated 05 Sep 2017
71
59th
A very charismatic Tom Cruise, as usual, stars in this slightly unusual rise and fall story. Add some entertaining side characters to the "unbelievable but true" plot and mix in some quality comedy bits and you get a very good time at the movies.
Rated 02 Nov 2017
93
89th
one bad decision, & his good, smooth running life is in peril, & indeed people did come to shoot him
Rated 06 Feb 2018
78
58th
Slightly crazy but a whole heap of fun. This movie was made for Tom Cruise's energetic style.
Rated 06 Nov 2017
83
50th
Entertained at the time, but forgettable.
Rated 14 Oct 2017
75
79th
What an amazing actor Tom Cruise still is. He carries every scene in this movie, the best acting he's done in a decade or so. It's really time for this nutty man to appear in serious movies again.
Rated 23 Sep 2017
60
44th
Competently made but lacking any sort of meaningful impact.
Rated 30 Sep 2017
80
80th
Engaging, well told story, but with a couple of glaring historical rejiggings: 1. Seal was a drug runner for Pablo Escobar without any patriotic aspect to what he was doing. 2. According to the Washington Times reporter, Edmund Jacoby, as noted at History vs Hollywood, "Despite the movie attempting to pin (outing Seal) on Oliver North, Jacoby later said that North was not his source and that it was a deceased Special Forces and CIA guy named Ted Lunger, who at the time worked as a staff member f
Rated 04 Jan 2018
71
52nd
A laid-back good time that is more jovial than thrilling.
Rated 11 Oct 2017
4
51st
Anyone going in to this expecting any sort of historical accuracy will be very disappointed. What we do have is another "American Dream" film in the vein of Wolf of Wall Street. Nothing original but it's fun and Cruise kills it in his role.
Rated 24 Sep 2017
70
40th
Pretty entertaining,Tom Cruise is very charismatic as always,the 80's vibe is captured very well and the story is very interesting.The directing however didn't really work for me.It uses very close-up shots and has almost like a documentary style feel to it.It is kinda generic at places as well reminding me a lot of The Wolf of Wall Street but not quite as good.
Rated 24 Jan 2018
15
60th
7/8
Rated 08 Nov 2017
55
40th
Monotonous but also fairly entertaining with a great performance by Cruise.
Rated 26 Nov 2017
60
40th
Well, liked it more as a fictional story, turns out most is made up and Cruise is shown as a sympathetic character, turns out, in real life he wasn't. The film flows though and the 80's backyard family footage style filming is fun. Doesn't bore you for a second.
Rated 16 Sep 2018
60
68th
I want a Nicolas Cage crime trafficking movie, signed by Tom Cruise.
Rated 15 Jan 2019
7
57th
American Made is not the film that I expected but it was much more entertaining than I anticipated. Tom Cruise is an absolute blast and he brings so much charisma to this incredibly over the top, ridiculously fast paced and what I can only assume is a drastically inaccurate piece of story telling from Doug Liman. Many elements feel like they are taken from better films and whilst nothing in particular excels, everything entertains and with a great deal of disbelief I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
Rated 10 Sep 2018
50
37th
One can see a pattern for this kind of movies, maybe there should be a genre (or maybe there already is) something like "cool criminal millionaire biopic", anyway this is as generic of that kind of genre could be, but very unpolished.
Rated 04 Jul 2019
78
86th
IT was a funny, rich and powerful movie. Send its messages, give laughters and then makes us thought about all these politic shenanigans. Surprisingly good movie. But ı hate the "shaky cam" tho
Rated 16 Nov 2023
60
39th
a politically confused yet very entertaining film as it acknowledges its own restrictions while managing to depict well documented but not-cared about parts of the recent us history. glorification of the individualistic mindset seems to be at odds with its beneath-the-surface politics, but who the fuck talks about beneath-the-surface politics when they see tom cruise on the screen?? isn't that the whole point? aaaanyway, entertaining pop-corn flick that dares to have a heart.
Rated 15 Aug 2018
79
77th
Thats one crazy story
Rated 21 Apr 2019
70
65th
I liked it! But I would have probably liked it better, if it had been directed by Martin Scorsese.
Rated 09 May 2019
63
57th
Entertaining and fairly stylish crime romp. Cruise enjoys himself.
Rated 12 Jun 2019
80
66th
Muazzam bir biyografi ayrıca dram/suç filmiydi,o dönemi ve uyuşturucu kartelleri ile cıa ,dea ve beyaz saray arasındaki ilişkiyi başarılı bir şekilde anlatıyor. Tom Cruise'un harika oyunculuğu,soundtrack ve o dönemin mekanları,arabaları,renk tonu mükemmeldi.
Rated 18 Jul 2019
68
75th
ger; [Barry Seal: Only in America; American Made]; ein pilot bekommt einen neuen job bei der cia und verdient sich als drogenlieferant etwas dazu.;
Rated 12 Jan 2020
77
64th
Tom Cruise gives a really good performance in this movie. The supporting cast are also good in this story. The script is good, it keeps things interesting. Overall I would recommend this movie.
Rated 20 Jan 2020
70
69th
Although the film's raw, documentary-like style threw me off at first, "American Made" is proven to be engaging and fun. Its ace in the hole is the unpredictable nature of its premise - even when in danger of stalling, it keeps you pumped instead. It's a well-crafted reimagining of a rather different real-life story, and it's brought to life in a vibrant manner.
Rated 02 Jun 2020
65
80th
Truth is more amazing than fiction - so let us use that for the fiction!
Rated 12 Dec 2021
70
54th
Kind of like the movie Blow, but not as good.
Rated 21 Dec 2021
92
65th
Glad I finally got to see this one. As much as I like Cruise in the Mission: Impossible franchise, it's nice to see him do other things. Great role and entertaining movie.
Rated 02 Feb 2018
40
11th
one dimensional characters playing out a series of events without ever grappling with the consequences beyond the immediate scene
Rated 18 Jun 2022
30
7th
Lord of War meets The Wolf of Wall Street... and begets something with the worst parts of both. Shallow and overly indulgent.
Rated 22 Sep 2022
62
57th
An decent movie. Well played by Tom Cruise. Fun to watch. Honestly the shit the CIA has gotten up to is mind boggling. For real. Fucking crazy bro
Rated 22 Oct 2022
70
0th
Well made and entertaining film, great cinematography, great acting, good job on exposing how feds are but a little too much hollywood-ifying with some scenes.
Rated 26 Nov 2023
50
5th
Hack writing. Historically inaccurate and trope-filled farce whose comedic elements don’t hit.
Rated 16 Sep 2017
43
7th
Not interesting enough to be made into a film.
Rated 01 Oct 2017
40
31st
American Made is based on a true story but has been fit into a typical Hollywood rise-and-fall storyline. It gets repetitive midway through, and it doesn't have a protagonist worth investing in, leaving us feeling bored and a little frustrated. It's an ugly-looking movie, and while it has some laughs, they're not enough to make it worth watching. Tom Cruise tries his best to hold our interest, but he ultimately can't do enough to save the movie. American Made is a mediocre movie.
Rated 12 Sep 2017
49
27th
I thought this thing would never end
Rated 25 Sep 2019
80
69th
Enjoyable crime action flick
Rated 15 Feb 2018
67
36th
AMERICAN MADE walks a well-trodden path through the boom and bust of '80s narco-culture, stylishly swaggering through events that devastated Central American nations, accelerated the decline of inner cities, and corrupted numerous American institutions. The film surprisingly attempts to compensate for this with a simultaneously paranoid and bittersweet coda that belies all the formulaic, freewheeling action that precedes it. I find it all begrudgingly entertaining.
Rated 08 Sep 2017
50
48th
Taking a quick look at the real Barry Seal's history online suggests there's a lot of artistic license taken here, which makes it puzzling that the makers have tried to cram in so much: the frenzy of characters and situations flying past so fast you get dizzy. It's a fun romp though, presented with style and starring Cruise in a role he's perfect for. Funky, lighthearted, and enjoyable enough for its duration, this just feels like a story we've seen on screen too many times before.
Rated 14 May 2018
77
71st
Besides having the cliche elements that all of these sorts of drug movies have, it's an extremely fun film that Cruise effortlessly carries
Rated 11 Oct 2017
50
3rd
I wanted to really like this movie, and it's not a waist of time but something didn't quite click for me. Unfortunately I can't quite put my finger on it, most likely pacing/editing could have been tighter.
Rated 21 Nov 2023
70
57th
The 'based on real life story' movie where you see someone starting small, making big bucks and then getting screwed at one point or another. This causes them to either crash and burn or somehow they make it out of the trap, you never know. Told in a clear and compelling way, Tom Cruise works well in this role. He's kind of nobody and Tom Cruise at the same time, which is why I how feel about him as an actor. Nice music choices here, too. A solid crime thriller.
Rated 20 Jan 2018
70
70th
Cruise playing Cruise. This is a fun film and Cruise looked like he was having a blast. Caleb Landy Jones' performance is even more energetic than Cruise's but the movie drags everytime Gleeson shows up.
Rated 08 Oct 2017
50
27th
the whole movie has a "catch me if you can" vibe where cruise's character, barry, is portrayed as a lovable ruffian; a greedy yet personable maverick, going through a series of mishaps and adventures. the reality, of course, was that barry seal was an insufferable asshole who colluded with the us government in drug trafficking, while countless people in the south americas died in the process. so, all in all, great popcorn flick.
Rated 16 Jul 2018
76
43rd
Really messy, long, repetitive, and comes across like some sort of Catch Me If You Can / Wolf of Wall Street wannabe. "I'm a real person! I was there with Escobar in 1979! All this really happened" etc. Full of annoying montages too. It just tries to cover far too big and complex a story. The family and US business stuff was quite uninteresting. There must be so many more interesting movie plots one could write about Escobar's personal drug pilot. Sorry Tom, you do serious better than wacko.
Rated 18 Jan 2018
44
30th
never caught my attention. Certainly did not hold a candle to war dogs, lord of war, kill the messenger, or even the mediocre, the infiltrator. I actually think they repeated the same scenes and lines twice and the actor five times had to tell you how cool he was because the movie didn't do the events enough justice admittedly.
Rated 02 Jan 2018
65
46th
Covering a lot of the same thematic ground as Wolf of Wall Street, this Tom Cruise vehicle doesn't fare well in comparison and fails to get off the runway as a whole. Cruise does fine as the protagonist, and the Colombian scenes were good but I thought Gleeson was miscast. Only a week since I've seen this but I'm struggling to remember too much about it which says a lot.
Rated 21 Jun 2018
50
46th
It's intriguing and original, but it's missing something I can't quite put my finger on. It needed less Tom Cruise, or Doug Liman, or Domhnall Gleeson, or these weird caricatures of the Cartel. Oh, and it needed a better ending, but I guess we can blame Reagan for that.
Rated 09 Feb 2018
11
45th
W3E1P2S1V1M1A1R1. Mildly entertaining, but everything seemed like it was too easy--like the logistics were just taken for granted. Deadened the impact for me for one reason or another. Like Wolf of Wall Street without any of the voice-overs.
Rated 05 Apr 2018
51
33rd
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Rated 01 May 2018
70
51st
Probably decent, but hard to remember anything.
Rated 27 Nov 2017
59
20th
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Rated 27 Jun 2018
75
61st
Belongs in a box set with Argo and maybe Charlie Wilson's War.
Rated 28 Jun 2018
6
52nd
Dumb schlocky fun.
Rated 13 Oct 2017
67
41st
I'll see anything Cruise is in and this was p entertaining in the kind of Scorcese w/o the knowledge of film American Dream thing way.

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