The Infiltrator

In 1986, federal agent Robert Mazur (Bryan Cranston) goes under cover to infiltrate the trafficking network of Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. Working with fellow agents Kathy Ertz (Diane Kruger) and Emir Abreu (John Leguizamo), Mazur poses as a slick, money-laundering businessman named Bob Musella. Gaining the confidence of Roberto Alcaino (Benjamin Bratt), Escobar’s top lieutenant, Mazur must navigate a vicious criminal underworld where one wrong move could cost him everything.

This is biased because of how much I love Bryan Cranston.  He is fantastic and by far the best part of this movie.  (But he’s always great isn’t he?)  This is a long movie that left out some important stuff that’s how I’m going to put it.  It can be slow and some of the story telling was a bit off.  There were parts where I was wondering how we had made a leap from the previous point.  Overall I really enjoyed the film though, it was well done.  What I was really impressed by was how Cranston’s character is meant to be feeling sympathy for the bad guys when they are caught because he has befriended them and I had the same feeling. When a film can make you feel emotions through characters it’s doing something right.

Grade: 7/10

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