Friday, March 24, 2017

Infiltrator 2016

     This film is based on the true story of an undercover operation by Robert Mazur.  He became a member of an organization responsible for laundering money from Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.  In previous drug investigations, federal agents went after the drugs.  Mazur decided to tackle this assignment differently, he went after the money and that brought him to the drugs.  Agents had not been able to figure out how vast quantities of money could be successfully laundered?
     I could not get interested in this movie?  A lot of times movies with John Leguizamo turn out not to be a good movie?  I’m not sure if the movie itself is bad or he makes it bad?  It’s also possible expect or I just can’t get beyond the movie being bad if he is a character?  This film should have had a lot on tension and with the constant possibility of Mazur being discovered?  I didn’t find this to be true?  Cranston may have accepted this role because it is the opposite of Breaking Bad?  Or, maybe he had payments to make?  2* (I didn’t like this movie)

127 min, Bio directed by Brad Furman with Bryan Cranston, John Leguizamo, Diane Kruger, Daniel Mays, Benjamin Bratt, Yul Vazquez, Joe Gilgun.

Note:  Imdb 7.1 out of 10, 69% critic 72% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert 2 ½*, Amazon 4.1* out of 5* with 4080 reviews.
Special Note:  Filmed in Tampa Bay and Palm Harbor Florida; San Diego, California; London, Buckinghamshire, White Chapel, Middlesex, England, UK.  Evelyn Mazur is Robert’s wife and she said the most challenging aspect of his alternate identity was that he had a fiancé and they were planning a wedding.

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