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It's just a very, very good film. Well shot and fabulously acted. The relationships are well carved and believable.
A good mixture of suspense and intrigue
A nice adaption of a true story. A good performance by Bryan Cranston
The narrative could’ve been a little better but overall the infiltrator is a very good movie. Performances are all top-notch and Bryan Cranston is at the top of his game here. The cinematography and script are both well done and it’s an interesting movie if you enjoy these caper type of films. It’s not perfect but one well worth watching.
A decently executed ride.
Not bad caper film, although a little strage to make a film about how Customs won the drug war in the 80s in 2016. Good performances, silly narrative.
Suspenseful Intelligent Drama Thriller. The Infiltrator keeps you on the edge of your seat and will have you pondering what it really takes to be an undercover agent.
This is a very interesting true story and the movie is carried by a reliable and very strong performance by Bryan Cranston but suffers from poor character development of the supporting cast and choppy editing & scene execution
It may have certain aspects of its narrative embellished for effect, and it may also feature a host of cliches and elements that you've seen in other undercover/crime/drug films, but by and large "The Infiltrator" was never boring. It's shot, paced, and directed in a terrifically engaging way, featuring all-star performances from its great cast. And, though the exaggerated/fallacious scenes may threaten the film's integrity as a retelling of the biographical subject's actual life, the scenes the filmmakers decided to jazz up at least made for some of the film's more memorable moments. Again, it's not perfect, and -- if I'm being honest -- probably not for everybody. But I enjoyed the ride overall.
and the guilty pleasures of encountering those close calls..
Furham's close call philosophy may not wear down but it surely isn't a brighter picture if accounted the entire venture. It thrives on intensity that makes you and the characters sweat but it's the performance that makes you recall the stakes and not the writing or execution. But it also doesn't suggest that it isn't worth exploring the world, it's just that the actors deserved much more like we did. Ticking for more than two hours, it also fails to differentiate the terms of an elaborative script and an overstretched one.
The narration is gripping and adaptive but is also repetitive especially if considered the entire first half that resonates eerily with the second one. The conversations are pragmatic but the writing isn't as layered as the writers might suggest. It just floats on the surface and scraps off the thrills and chills by focusing entirely on the crispy part while neglecting the husky essential bits.
Cranston at the heart of it, is what makes the entire two hours worth diving into as he delivers in each frame with a more reserved yet expressive emotions. He is way too cunning, he can be lethally cruel (the birthday cake sequence is one of its finest) and unequivocally generous. But between that, he gets caught multiple times and it's that resistance of not giving in, is what makes him stand alone. Kruger is decently convincing along with Leguizamo and Ryan.
Fruham's execution is appropriately up to the mark and nothing above the line, its mediocrity fails to elevate few flat moments on the script which could have factored a lot in here. Cranston and the guilty pleasures of encountering those close calls are the peak moments of The Infiltrator, if a goer for either of it, it is then thoroughly entertaining as it is in plethora.