AMERICAN MADE (MA15+) Paid by all sides, played into a corner, US, 114 min
A true story proving you can only be in the right place at the right time so many times before it all goes horribly wrong. Tom Cruise (delivering his best work in ages) plays Barry Seal, a smalltime pilot who becomes the go-to flyboy across Central America for the CIA, the Medellin drug cartel, and various other dubious operations. The movie is much more effective at making light of Seal’s dangerously strange predicament than making sense of it. Still good fun though.