American Made – 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 States. The operation spawns the birth of the Medellin cartel and almost brings down the Reagan White House. Cast: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, Jesse Plemons, Caleb Landry Jones, Jayma Mays, Lola Kirke, E. Roger Mitchell Director: Doug Liman
Carol Says: Good movie. This is the second time in a month I’ve been to movie that’s currently playing. First: observations: the acting by everyone in this movie is very, very good. When I first saw Tom Cruise, hereafter call TC, I thought “oh there’s Tom Cruise”, shortly there after I no longer so TC but only Barry Seal, the character he was playing. TC just didn’t act like himself or look like himself … He was the Barry. Another thing I noticed is that no one in the movie is likable. They are not good people. That usually turns me off in a movie but here we were watching what really happened . So I did not like the characters and I did not like the decisions our government made, but it was a good movie. And from what I’ve read everything we saw was basically what actually happened, and worse in real life.
Barry was a TWA pilot who began running drugs and guns for the CIA. That’s the bottom line with this movie is about.
This is a fast action movie and kept me engrossed. After you see the movie you may want to research what was true and what is not true in the movie , as it is interesting . But there is not much difference between the truth and the movie , from the articles I found.