American Made ★★½

I usually don't care about historical accuracy but this embellishes and outright fabricates so much of a true story that's terrifically exciting and contradictory and timely on its own. The real Barry Seal was a key figure in the background of so much of the history of modern narcotraffic, and this just turns that saga into another boring rise and fall that just bluntly dumps its political and socioeconomic threads in a pile at your feet as if that's enough. Not to mention it looks and sounds like shit, its dummy docudrama aesthetic entirely cribbed.

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