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About a month ago, I saw American Made while on an international flight to Barcelona. It seemed like it would be a big and fun enough film to work on a small, dull screen — it’s based on a real story about a guy who simultaneously worked for the CIA, the DEA, and the foreign drug cartels they were trying to bust — and for the most part, it was.

The downside is, that’s also what was disappointing about the film. The movie seems to have so much to say about the United States’ meddling in foreign affairs to continually ludicrously effects. And yet, despite establishing all that went wrong, the film never manages to comment on it, or at least not very much.

That lack of depth makes the fun experience ultimately feel just a bit too empty….

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