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American Made Reviews

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August 20, 2018
I spent a lot of the film just feeling like it's ridiculous that these awful men just keep living on in our memories as we glorify their lives of crime.
September 19, 2017
It just hits you. "Are we going anywhere with this?"
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 9, 2018
Barry Seal isn't even really a hero, but he's not that great of a criminal either. He just seems to be a string of one liners and even when he's knees deep in coke, he's still just that little bit lame.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 27, 2017
In the effort to be fun and slick, "American Made" loses its teeth and is relegated to Tom Cruise doing the two things he's best at: being a charmer and daredevil.
January 12, 2018
American Made is as middle-of-the-road as they come; if the weather is particular depressing and you genuinely have nothing better to do - we've all been there - think about giving American Made a go.
August 30, 2017
[American Made] offers nothing new to stand out as anything other than an above-average blockbuster for the end of summer.
September 28, 2017
Doug Liman may effectively maintain a madcap energy through to the end, but unlike Adam McKay or Martin Scorsese, he isn't all that interested in explicating the complex inner workings of vast criminal enterprises.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 11, 2017
[Cruise] standing in for a portly, devil-may-care Louisianan is an epic miscast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 11, 2017
[American Made] fails to present us a film that in much more capable hands, could have become a classic. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
August 23, 2017
The problem is, American Made's Barry Seal was a real person. And real people aren't celluloid gods.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 27, 2017
The script for American Made has failed to overcome the film's turbulent production.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 27, 2017
For once that Colgate white smile doesn't cut it. Cruise's star wattage doesn't illuminate the story, it blinds us to its complexities.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 30, 2017
Tom Cruise seems to be having a great time playing this real-life figure but the film never goes beyond the superficial elements of this man's life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/4
August 25, 2017
This is all about Tom [Cruise], and by the end you desperately want to slap him.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
September 27, 2017
There's something oddly joyless about the whole enterprise. Its overweening cynicism leaves a curdled aftertaste.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 22, 2017
A forgettable flight of fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 27, 2017
American Made is ultimately an anodyne cautionary tale, even if it has a swell time hanging out with psychopaths and is almost light-hearted in the portrayal of drug trafficking and murder.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
September 28, 2017
Barry is the closest thing Tom Cruise has played to a regular Joe in more than a decade, and the part isn't a snug fit.
September 27, 2017
"Glib" is probably the right word for American Made, a movie that seems to exist purely to be Tom Cruise's rebound after his disastrous attempt to reboot The Mummy earlier this summer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 28, 2017
American Made sells a toxic, shallow, anti-American Dream bill of goods for anybody looking to shake their head about exceptionalism without seriously considering what conditions enable that mentality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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