A banal story in which plot holes and editing miscues abound, which collectively result in the blight of two unsurprisingly excellent performances from Bryan Cranston and Diane Kruger. 'The Infiltrator' would fare far better as a made-for-TV movie where the commercials might palliate the pervading sense of urgency induced by the film's assembly. It's neither remarkable nor odious, merely stale and fairly bromidic.
I can't remember the last time I felt so indifferent to the goings-on of a crime picture. The script offers no three-dimensional characters, nor any unique or interesting views on undercover cops or criminal life. Really, the filmmakers don't do anything Scorsese or Coppola haven't already done (and done far, FAR better). I'll only give praise to the ever-dependable Bryan Cranston and Diane Kruger.
Really stresses the involvement of the American government in every facet of the drug trade, from laundering money to providing money to fight the scourge of incoming narcotics, and the tracking shot before the wedding sequence is great. But it felt like a parade of violence that specifically set out to "other" Colombian people (including a strange ritual sacrifice ceremony). There are no good guys only guts.