American Made

Drama • R • Directed by: Doug Liman • 115 minutes

Tom Cruise reunites with his Edge of Tomorrow director, Doug Liman, in an international escapade based on the outrageous, true exploits of a hustler and pilot recruited to run one of the biggest covert operations in U.S. history. Based on an incredible true story of the CIA's biggest secret, American Made will remind you: It’s not a crime if you're doing it for the good guys….

Viewer reviews

great movie
★★★★★
great movie — DannyAon

Almost the base movie I saw from Tom Cruise
★★★★★
I knew about the storie but now I saw it in a movie. great movie. — RadMazda

Enjoying this movie
★★★★★
Lot of action, comedy great movie — Mike J Floyd

"American Made"
★★★★
A highly romaticized depiction of the life of Barry Seal, TWA pilot turned CIA-informant/Medellin Cartel drugrunner. Film highlights include: strong acting performances (notably, Sarah Wright, who plays Barry Seal's wife), high production value cinematography, an amazing soundtrack and great overall color tone. Film suffers from: choppy storytelling largely from "breaks" in the narrative where Cruise/Seal talks to the camera, and an overall lack of transitions from scene to scene. I found the film highly enjoyable and will entertain anyone interested in true crime stories as well as aviation legends. It is worth the rental. 4.25/5 STARS — KeelerUSA

Loved It!
★★★★★
American Made is one of my favorites. Never a dull moment. — Montegoodyk

Bad screen play
★★★★★
Tom must have writen this himself. Uter chaos — Chris5400

Fun to watch
★★★★★
this movie is fun to watch.. I'm NOT a Tom Cruise fan, but the movie is enjoyable as he goes through crazy circumstances.. and the end it ends well too. — dogdd

Surprising
★★★★★
What a great movie. Exciting,good acting and a "true" story. It's too bad that people judge Cruise based on what they read in tabloid magazines. He's a very good actor. Well worth the rental. — 1Gossard

American Made
★★★★★
I am a pilot and wanted to see the flying scenes. But as for the movie, it was pretty much Ho-Hum. — Studduck

GREAT
★★★★★
Another Great One from Tom Cruise!! Thanks Again My Man! 😎👍🏼 — James$45$

Yeah.
★★★★
This. Is. TRASH. — KateGFunk

Very entertaining
★★★★★
Great performance by Tom. Very different type of roll to see him in. Very entertaining and crazy story that keeps getting crazier and crazier as the movie progresses. — DJDG80

Not bad!
★★★★
Once in a great while Mr Cruise comes out with a good one. Not great but not bad. I’d watch it again. — Jbeacom

It helps explain why we r in the mess we r in
★★★★★
There is something so rotten about the CIAs involvement in central and south america, and heck, Toms just doin what any god fearing American would do if given the chance. The fact that this is based on a true story is almost unbelievable. This is great fun though the planes cinematography, funny writing, and was cast great. Domnhall Gleason is just a little bit hard to believe he is older and bigger than Tom, but the beard etc, he pulls it off. I just think this was a little stretch. No wonder Trump is president. And saint Ronny, all we need in the current administration is one guy like Toms wifes brother in the movie. Oh, thats right, hes the stable genius one ! — booboostrips

Movie is not based on fact
★★★★
Renting this movie was a rip-off. It was so terrible, I didn’t even get halfway through watching it. Save your money and watch something else. — DonnaCS

Music
★★★★
Hey y’all check out my music please on instagram @jus_goo — jus_goo

rip off from scorcese
★★★★★
this film uses a lot of goodfellas techniques borrowed from scorcese. very unoriginal. — jgw1824

Really
★★★★
Man this was boring. Usually I like Tom Cruise movies but this sucked. — yea rite

Loved it
★★★★★
Very interesting movie. Well produced movie. Full of action and even humor. Considering it’s based on true events,was well portrayed. You can walk away reminded what our government is all about. Too bad it had a sad ending. — Greek Woman

ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW !!!
★★★★★
Can’t believe this was based on a true story...Tom nailed it. — LouMaster24

Disappointed
★★★★
Disgusting movie !!! Language is really stinky — Konradk74

Hollywood white trash
★★★★
What the hell did I just watch?? This movie was terrible! The plot: A bored but gifted white trash TWA pilot, Barry Seal, gets picked up by the CIA to fly the fastest puddle jumper in the world for dubious govt missoins. It seems that his notorious smuggling of immigrants on planes has not gone unnoticed inasmuch as he's shocked that anyone knows much less the CIA. Seeing the potential for the plane, a drug lord and affiliate of Pablo Escobar approaches him and he starts playing both sides of his missions. When President Reagan comes along, Seal gets saddled with helping the Contras until Escobar and his friends find Seal and renew their arrangment with him. He once again finds himself playing both sides of the conflict. When his brother-in-law shows up after Seal becomes filthy rich in his Oklahoma getaway home, things get really complicated. His bother-in-law stumbles on a cache of loot and goes on a spending spree. Seal warns him to stop being stupid but he doesn't listen and gets assassinated. That and the reports coming in of Seal's golden touch in Oklahoma, a desolate state, sends the FBI after him. He's sentenced to community service probably because of his connections but he's still terrified that he may be next on Escobar's hit list. He's right. He is next. Premise: Yet another Hollywood movie about a white trash deep-state American playing Russian Roulette with both sides of every conflict he lives through. They threw President Reagan in a few times so we have no doubt about who Hollywood wants the biggest enemy to be. If you're a Communist, Reagan is your enemy. Stick to Mission Impossible movies, Tommy! I want to keep what little respect I have for you. — mattaxeman

Camila Cabello
★★★★★
Anyone reading this please check out “Camila” the Album. She is extremely talented who work her butt off for this album. She is the one who sings “Havana”. The Album is up for preorder now, album is set to be release January 12,2018. — Cash28383773

Almost Famous?
★★★★
Boy this film sure does look and feel like it came from Cameron Crowe. That’s a good thing. 👍 — realworld51

Worth every penny!
★★★★★
Instant classic!! People who Rate one star are just haters dropping one star because it makes them feel good. They more then likely haven’t even watched the movie. — Q-Man19

Retirement
★★★★
Please, it was a good run. — bravochico

Great Film
★★★★★
Great Film , But its something I would only watch once. Rent it if you can — Movie Critical

Great Job Mr. Cruise
★★★★
I have to say the acting was first rate. Best acting I've ever seen from Tom. Tom nailed the accent and the movie is tragically funny. What's really interesting is that this is based on a true story and our goverment was invlolved in justifying criminal acts to justify stupidity. Our gov. sold out the American people for a few measly guns that a foreign country and its people were not even interested in. — BestRater

Awesome!!!
★★★★★
Tom Cruise nailed this role, hard to believe it’s a true story but it is.... — 918tulsa

"Cool" like nuclear waste is tasty
★★★★
The film cannot reconcile the absolute wake of depravity, murder and societal destruction "Barry Seals" contributes to. So, rather than 'bog' the movie down with such un-cool effects on all around him, the high art of cinema indulges the grotesque indulgence of corrupt power, wealth and sex. Yahoo!... I am so entertained. If people enjoy this movie, they ought to take a long look in the mirror. Caligula up next. — RayMacD

If you like a stupid story badly told...
★★★★★
...this movie is for you! It goes on and on, on narrated by Cruise. It’s not funny, it doesn’t have action. Basically a waste of $5.99 — Johnny U

Awful
★★★★
Can I get a refund? — ChrisM05233

Excellent!
★★★★★
I wish TC would go back to doing more films like this. Not just big blockbuster action flicks... although I love those! But he's a great actor and some other genres are just a suitable for him! As long as TC is still making movies, I feel like I'm not as old as I am and all is still ok. : ) — filmfan4ever

Excellent and Entertaining
★★★★★
We thoroughly enjoyed the story, the acting, and the adventure...well worth the money. — Opieherald

Not available to rent
★★★★★
It’s supposed to be available to rent Jan 1st 2018, guess what it’s Jan 1st 2018 and I can’t rent it, y’all need to wake up from your hangover and get on the ball — Otz99752

Entertaining in the beginning
★★★★★
Got old really quickly such that the end was quite a relief.. Seems like the producers needed Cruise (who looks nothing like Seals was in real life, starting with the physique) to sell this movie. — Eschenbach2017

I wanna run drugs now
★★★★★
This movie makes me wanna run drugs and wear aviator sunglasses — Nick294x

A great watch
★★★★
This is a great watch! Could I watch it again, maybe in a few months, but Tom and the cast crush it. Definitely worth the rent and popcorn for movie night. Only real negative, it’s a little long. — Tyler09utk13

Good watch
★★★★
Very entertaining, one of Tom Cruise's best performances. — LeMeshari

Meh...
★★★★
This did not live up to its hype. There was more fiction than facts. The trailers basically showed the best parts of this movie if you can even say there were parts that could be called best. I wouldn’t recommend this movie. Although IF you plan on watching it wait till it comes to Netflix or better yet a free to stream service. — Ariauna

Excellent
★★★★★
Keep in mind this is a fictional movie and not a documentary and just enjoy the ride. The movie is great — aWildWillAppeared

Thumbs up!
★★★★★
This was a good story based on true events. Tom does a great job acting. What ever Tom Cruise is doing, he should never stop. 👍👍 — CrAzY_77

A true gem!
★★★★★
This film is a refreshing departure for Tom Cruise fans...and for Tom Cruise himself. Every bit of this film is an entertaining roller coaster ride! Who the hell cares what’s going on in this guy’s personal life. He continues to do his job. With exceptional skill. And that’s to keep his audience happy. — Rballrd

Enjoyed this film...
★★★★
Even with Tom in it. He did a great job. — Techno_Soldier

Entertaining, but
★★★★
More of a rental than a purchase. — JA2013not2012

Amairacan made was so good
★★★★★
Awesome movie. — Disappointment @highest

Hogwash
★★★★
The original working title was "Mena", but it's apparent like many Hollywood scripts it was rewritten by the CIA to glamorize Seal, who was in real life a drunken fat slob weighing close to 300 lbs. He smuggled tons of cocaine into Mena for the CIA, an operation authorized by VP George H. W. Bush who Chaired the NSC (making him CIA Director Bill Casey's boss) and protected by corrupt AR state police and prosecutors by order of Governor William Jefferson Clinton. The drugs were distributed to 100 US cities to raise cash for Contra death squad terrorists in Honduras and Nicaragua, a direct violation of Congress' Boland Act. The irony of the 1992 presidential elections were our two corrupt monopoly parties nominated two mega-felons for President and both had ascended to the WH. That, and much more is missing from this film. Americans ought to know this. — Joe Buckstrap

Over promised under delivered
★★★★
It’s a shame, the true story of Barry Seals could be a 3 hour block buster. Watch Cocaine Cowboys Reloaded for the real story. This film stunk, Tom what’s really going on? Do you need to talk? Jump on my couch? Hook me up to one of your time traveling truth telling machines so I could give you the hard truth? Even Mork would throw a flag on your play. — Brandon DeBello

Entertaining True Narrative
★★★★★
Many cultural leaders in ghettos wondered where all the Black and Spanish gun and drug factories were in their neighborhoods... Exactly there were not any. Recipe on how to destroy a culture. That said the movie is entertaining by itself. — Ghoxt

American Made!
★★★★★
Action packed! Its funny. With action none stop! Love Tom Cruise. Must watch I will be wathing it again because I purchased it! — Dianaa11