I want to praise this for being one of the more stylistically inventive blockbusters in a while - Liman throws every trick and novelty he can think of into the editing - but alas none of it results in any effect. Cruise is charming, the story is technically interesting and Hollywood's three most exciting gingers all appear, but you'd be better of watching War Dogs or Wolf of Wall Street.
For a movie with "drug trafficking" theme, it should be a serious and dark movie. But director Doug Liman and writer Gary Spinelli took a different path. Instead of being serious and stay close to the real events, they put some comedy elements and it was a great decision. AMERICAN MADE is fun, exciting, and well-written. Thanks to Tom Cruise's amazing performance. Is it me or Cruise was having fun, instead of acting?