FILM / 8.00pm / Sky Cinema Premiere
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.
Drugs R Us: Bryan Cranston and John Leguizamo