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The Infiltrator (2016)

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A U.S. Customs official uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

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Scott Mazur
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A U.S. Customs official uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

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The true story of one man against the biggest drug cartel in history


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Rated R for strong violence, language throughout, some sexual content and drug material | See all certifications »

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13 July 2016 (USA)  »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,303,775 (USA) (15 July 2016)

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$15,425,870 (USA) (23 September 2016)
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Robert Mazur's 1980s mission anticipated a global Narcos economy that has only grown more virulent over the ensuing decades. A recent United Nations (UN) report estimated that illegal drugs generate US $400 billion in profits annually, with the US Department of Justice claiming annual seizures worth roughly US $1 billion. See more »

Goofs

During the initial undercover arrest set in 1985, a police car is on scene with its light bar on. The side of the light bar has embedded LEDs which didn't appear in vehicle applications until after 2000. Xenon strobes or incandescent lights would have been used in such applications at that time. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Infiltrator (2016) See more »

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Breaking Good
15 July 2016 | by (Penang, Malaysia / Chicago, USA) – See all my reviews

Bryan Cranston is not your typical movie star, although he seems like it. Underneath the cool-high-school-dad exterior, there's an actor of great depth and unexpected power. You'll know it when you see a scene involving his character, said character's wife, and a restaurant on their anniversary dinner. Cranston seems to have benefited during his years as Walter 'Heisenberg' White on TV's Breaking Bad. And it has contributed greatly in this biographical crime thriller, about as straightforward and predictable as a stab in the gut.

Yes, Brad Furman's (The Lincoln Lawyer, Runner Runner) directorial efforts here will not be known for their signature riffs, as there is none to speak of. It's standard thriller fare, the kind that would do well had it been released between the late 1980s and early 1990s; pure genre fare that caters to mostly adult film-goers that aren't interested in seeing computer-generated superpowers or rubble. In other words, unoriginal yet mature, grown-up stuff.

The Infiltrator, however, is textbook example of how great casting can elevate shopworn genre material into solid entertainment, as the always-reliable Cranston has proved here. Sure, he is strongly supported by a bevy of intriguing cast members including Benjamin Bratt, John Leguizamo and the lovely Diane Kruger; but in portraying real-life undercover agent Robert Mazur shimmying his way up through Pablo Escobar's criminal empire, Cranston's understated but strong everyman presence confidently carries the movie solely. That quality alone replaces the tediousness often found in similar true-crime movies with an intense amount of uneasy suspense and grounded credibility, providing lots of fun for Cranston fans as long as they do not expect anything groundbreaking.

Breaking Good, indeed.


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