7.4/10
17,700
51 user 108 critic

Cartel Land (2015)

Trailer
2:36 | Trailer
Filmmaker Matthew Heineman examines the state of the ongoing drug problem along the U.S.-Mexican border.

Director:

Matthew Heineman
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 19 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Tim Nailer Foley ... Self (as Tim 'Nailer' Foley)
José Manuel 'El Doctor' Mireles ... Self - leader and founder, Autodefensas
Paco Valencia Paco Valencia ... Self - Autodefensas Comandante
Chaneque Chaneque ... Self - drug cartel thug
Caballo Caballo ... Self - drug cartel thug
Enrique Peña Nieto ... Self
Ana Valencia Ana Valencia ... Self - Manuel Mireles' wife
Estanislao Beltránin ... Self - spokesman, Autodefensas
Janet Fields Janet Fields ... Self - Tim Foley's girlfriend
Nicolás Sierra ... Self (as as Nicolás Sierra 'El Gordo')
Karla Karla ... Self
Alfredo Castillo Cervantes ... Self - Mexican political (as Alfredo Castillo)
María Imilse Arrué María Imilse Arrué ... Self (as María Imilse)
Shawn Wilson ... Self
Edit

Storyline

A physician in Michoacán, Mexico leads a citizen uprising against the drug cartel that has wreaked havoc on the region for years. Across the U.S. border, a veteran heads a paramilitary group working to prevent Mexico's drug wars from entering U.S. territory. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

: Rated R for violent disturbing images, language, drug content and brief sexual material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Winner of the George Polk Award for documentary film in 2016. The prize is meant to honor reporters who advanced vital national conversations with their masterful investigative reporting. See more »

Quotes

Papa Smurf heckler: If we don't believe in the institutions of the state, we are finished as citizens!
See more »


Soundtracks

En Las Calles
Written by H. Scott Salinas and Jose Cancela
See more »

User Reviews

 
docu or film?
15 September 2016 | by m-oosterheerdSee all my reviews

Editors note:

Almost always people comment on films on this website in quite a good way. So I never felt the urge to write/contribute something....

The film:

First of all I never wrote a review on this website before. And to be honest i don't think this will count as a review. Actually it was never my intention to write a review but more so to ask a critical question... Is this still a documentary? The quality of the images, the story and of the film in general are mind blowing! It gets you thinking and shows you the good, the bad and the ugly (pun intended).The story itself and the people involved are real, but in my opinion this is a reenactment! Staged, beautifully done but staged... The subject and the way they showed it is compelling, brutal at times, and it will get you thinking but I can't lose the feeling i watched a movie/film and not a documentary... Which is either brilliant or bad... Help me out, your thoughts pls.


6 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 51 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

3 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cartel Land See more »

Filming Locations:

Sasabe, Arizona, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,581, 5 July 2015

Gross USA:

$704,352

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,145,923
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed