The In­fil­tra­tor

FILM / 8.00pm / Sky Cin­ema Pre­miere

TV Times - - Friday -

dur­ing the 1980s, 15 tons of co­caine were be­ing smug­gled into the US every week by the Medellin car­tel. In a drama stick­ing fairly close to the facts, Bryan Cranston plays the tough nut the FBI sent in un­der­cover to try and turn back the tide. What hap­pened next is fa­mil­iar enough to any­one who’s watched films in­volv­ing drugs, un­der­cover agents and vast amounts of wealth and a fab­u­lous life­style – Cranston is might­ily tempted by the high (in every sense) life. Unafraid to bask in the wiseguys cliches, this is a film for lovers of Goodfel­las and movies of its ilk. But there’s sub­tlety, too, and a wider po­lit­i­cal fo­cus – such as the dodgy banks who helped the drug-run­ners laun­der their money and get rich.

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