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American Made DVD/Blu-ray release date and bonus features

Kirsten Howard Nov 2, 2017

We'll be able to buy a copy of American Made here in the UK a few weeks before it's released in the Us. Here are the details...

Director Doug Liman and his leading man Tom Cruise reunited for another flick quite soon after the moderate success (but eventual cult status) of Edge Of Tomorrow. American Made arrived late in the summer season and did fairly well overall, making around $128 million off a $50 million budget.

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The reviews were positive, too. We liked it a lot, and it's sitting at about 87% on Rt. Not bad!

If you fancy owning a copy at home, it looks like you'll be able to swing that by year's end, as the film is heading for a 26th December release date here in the UK on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD. The Us will have to wait a further two weeks,
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Review: ‘American Made’ Offers a Different Kind of Cruise

Perhaps the most interesting thing about American Made is that Tom Cruise still has the clout to get something like it into theaters. Guided by his Edge of Tomorrow collaborator Doug Liman, we are told the impossibly true story of Barry Seal, a bored pilot who becomes a C.I.A.-funded drug smuggler and living embodiment of the Reagan era’s bullshit-tery. Taking structural cues from stuff like Goodfellas and Blow, Liman has fun within the sub-sub-genre of crazy Americans doing crazy American things for a lot of money. But then, as always, it’s a bit more complicated than that. There’s a memorably (and intentionally) sloppy aesthetic style that parallels the loopy narrative and the loopy hero at its center. Much of the running time is spent in the air as Seal pulls off mid-air deliveries and impromptu landings in the middle of neighborhoods.

Mind you, this is not an action movie.
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American Made Movie Review

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American Made Movie Review
American Made Universal Pictures Director: Doug Liman Written by: Gary Spinelli Cast: Tom Cruise, Domhnail Gleeson, Sarah Wright Olsen, Alejandro Edda, Caleb Landry Jones, Jayma Mays, Jesse Plemons, Lola Kirke Screened at: AMC Empire, NYC, 9/25/17 Opens: September 29, 2017 In one scene Barry Seal (Tom Cruise) is relaxing with a copy of Al Capone’s […]

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Film Review: Tom Cruise in ‘American Made’ Never Gets Off the Ground

Chicago – Tom Cruise was once a Top Gun, but his newest film “American Made” never really takes off. It wants to be a truth-is-stranger-than-fiction kind of satire where commercial airline pilot Barry Seal (Tom Cruise) winds up getting involved in the Iran Contra Affair and the Medellín drug cartel, but it never creates an enthralling place or story.

Rating: 2.0/5.0

The biggest problem is repetition. Cruise-as-Barry takes off, does reconnaissance, picks up cargo, and evades authorities. Fly, drop, repeat. And more blame starts with Tom Cruise. Sporting a bad wig, smiling through that perpetual shit eating grin and a thoroughly unconvincing Louisiana accent, Cruise is distracting in the lead role. For a man who once inhabited the role of Maverick in “Top Gun,” Cruise looks surprisingly uncomfortable at times in a cockpit.

Barry Seal starts off as a pilot for Twa who is frankly a little bored by shuttling passengers around the country.
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American Made Review

Whether it’s the challenge of playing against type or the allure of wowing audiences with their range, some of Hollywood’s most bankable stars have often turned to roles as lovable crooks to keep their careers fresh. Think Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street, a tour-de-force performance that saw the hero of Titanic and Inception not simply play a villain but a morally bankrupt real-life stockbroker. That film ultimately earned DiCaprio critical raves and an Oscar nomination. So, one can hardly blame Tom Cruise for taking on the life of airline-pilot-turned-drug-smuggler Barry Seal in his latest film, American Made.

Reteaming Cruise with director Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow), the film chronicles Seal’s rise and fall as he’s recruited by a mysterious CIA agent (Domhnall Gleeson) and becomes increasingly embroiled in the Medellín drug cartel. Along the way, he earns the attention of numerous government agencies,
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American Made's Sarah Wright Olsen on Shooting a Zero Gravity Sex Scene With Tom Cruise

American Made's Sarah Wright Olsen on Shooting a Zero Gravity Sex Scene With Tom Cruise
Sarah Wright Olsen got up close and personal with Tom Cruise in their latest movie.

The two star as husband and wife in American Made, a wild, real-life tale about a former airline pilot who is recruited by the CIA to help take down the Colombian drug cartel in the ’80s. And Olsen’s Lucy and Cruise’s Barry have a lot steamy love scenes.

“The montage sex scenes were all scheduled on day one — which is terrifying,” Olsen, 34, tells People in the latest issue on stands Friday. “But I’m sure that they did that to get it out
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'American Made' Review: Tom Cruise Can't Save This Generic Drug-Smuggling Drama

'American Made' Review: Tom Cruise Can't Save This Generic Drug-Smuggling Drama
Meet Barry Seal (Tom Cruise), a Twa pilot and family man who became a drug smuggler for the Medellín cartel, led by Pablo Escobar (Mauricio Mejía). The Louisiana-born Seal ran narcotics, guns and money between Central America and an airport in Mena, Arkansas in the late Seventies and early Eighties – then the CIA recruited him as an informant so he could keep doing it and bring them back key intel in the War on Drugs. It's lucrative work if playing both sides against the middle doesn't get you killed.

It's all true – but so what?
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Review: American Made, Crime Doesn't Pay This Much, Usually

Tom Cruise only appears to be in cruise mode in his latest film, American Made, a breezy, largely comic adventure about an American pilot who was drafted into undercover service by the CIA in the late 1970s and then became a criminal drug runner. And yes, it's based on a true story. Under the expert direction of Doug Liman, however, the film becomes a deceptively entertaining moral lesson about a confident, likable fellow who cannot resist the magnetic lure of easy money. The youngest pilot in the history of Twa, still an international air carrier at the time, Barry Seal (Cruise) finds himself stuck flying regional routes in the U.S.. He's bored silly, but he's happily married to Lucy (Sarah Wright) and has children and...

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Movie Review – American Made (2017)

American Made, 2017.

Directed by Doug Liman.

Starring Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, E. Roger Mitchell, Jesse Plemons, Lola Kirke, Alejandro Edda, Benito Martinez, Caleb Landry Jones, and Jayma Mays.

Synopsis:

A pilot lands work for the CIA and as a drug runner in the south during the 1980s.

Antiheroes require an actor that radiates charisma, so it’s no shock that Tom Cruise (reunited with Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman) makes for a likable drug runner, gun smuggler, and greedy scumbag whose financial thirst cannot be quenched. It’s not even long into American Made where renowned pilot Barry Seal (the film is a loose adaptation of the man’s criminal wrongdoings) states in one of his monologues (accomplished by VHS recordings detailing everything that went on during the various stages of his illegal activities) “Who knew having too much money would ever become a problem”. It’s
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Will Tom Cruise's American Made Fly High at the Box Office?

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Will Tom Cruise's American Made Fly High at the Box Office?
After New Line Cinema's It remake shook the box office out of its horrendous summer slump, it seems those glory days may be already over, with what looks to be a rather weak showing in theaters this weekend. Universal's American Made, Sony's Flatliners remake, PureFlix's A Question of Faith and Novus' Til Death Do Us Part will all be vying for the box office crown, along with an expanding Battle of the Sexes. But it seems like, despite a strong critical showing from American Made, Kingsman 2 will likely repeat atop the box office with a lukewarm $19.7 million, followed by American Made with $16.4 million.

Box Office Mojo reports that American Made will debut in roughly 3,000 theaters, while the Flatliners remake will only arrive in 2,200 theaters, although no theater count estimates were given for Til Death Do Us Part or A Question of Faith. Fox Searchlight's Battle Of the Sexes,
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“American Made” puts Tom Cruise back into the world of biopics

Every decade or two, Tom Cruise seems to be compelled to take part in a biopic. Back in the late 80’s, it was his Academy Award nominated turn in Born on the Fourth of July. About 20 years later, it was Valkyrie. Now, this week sees him back playing a real person with American Made, a look at Barry Seal, a pilot who nearly ended up bringing down the Reagan Administration with his drug running. It’s still close to action hero territory at times for Cruise, but compared to many of his recent outings, this is downright a prestige picture. He’s a great movie star, endlessly compelling in action flicks, but serious films always contain his best performances. The movie is a biopic, albeit an unconventional one. Barry Seal (Cruise) is an unhappy Twa pilot who ends up recruited by the CIA during the 1980’s. Monty ‘Schafer’ (Domhnall Gleeson) sees something in Barry,
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American Made movie review: they’re quite bad fellas, in fact

MaryAnn’s quick take… Style and humor galore, and a hugely entertaining performance from Tom Cruise. But should a true story of immense governmental corruption be quite this fun? I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Ever since he was a kid Tom Cruise wanted to work for the Colombian drug cartels? Not quite, but American Made, based on the true story of commerical airline pilot turned international criminal mastermind Barry Seal, hits a lot of the same beats as GoodFellas, though it misses some it tries to hit, too. By the time Barry, in his gleeful voiceover narration, says, “The money was coming in faster than I could launder it,” I felt like I’d seen this all before, and better.

“No, Mister CIA, your code name cannot be ‘Risky Business.’”

Barry is, in the
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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 Pairs of Passes to ‘American Made’ With Tom Cruise

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 50 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new film “American Made” starring Tom Cruise!

American Made,” which opens on Sept. 29, 2017 and is rated “R,” also stars Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, E. Roger Mitchell, Jesse Plemons, Lola Kirke, Alejandro Edda, Benito Martinez, Caleb Landry Jones and Jayma Mays from director Doug Liman and writer Gary Spinelli. Note: You must be 17+ to win and attend this “R”-rated screening.

To win your free passes to “American Made” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 at 7 p.m. in Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of winning; this doesn’t intensify your competition!

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of American Made, Starring Tom Cruise, In St. Louis

In Universal PicturesAmerican Made, Tom Cruise reunites with his Edge of Tomorrow director, Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith), in this international escapade based on the outrageous (and real) exploits of Barry Seal, a hustler and pilot unexpectedly recruited by the CIA to run one of the biggest covert operations in U.S. history.

Based on a true story, American Made co-stars Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright Olsen, E. Roger Mitchell, Jesse Plemons, Lola Kirke, Alejandro Edda, Benito Martinez, Caleb Landry Jones and Jayma Mays.

The film is produced by Imagine Entertainment’s Academy Award®-winning producer Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind), Cross Creek PicturesBrian Oliver (Black Swan) and Tyler Thompson (Everest), Quadrant PicturesDoug Davison (The Departed), and Kim Roth (Inside Man). Gary Spinelli wrote the screenplay.

In theaters September 29.

Wamg invites you to enter for the chance to win Two (2) seats to the advance
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Tom Cruise's American Made Costar Says Production Was 'Incredible About Safety' Despite Fatal Plane Crash

Tom Cruise's American Made Costar Says Production Was 'Incredible About Safety' Despite Fatal Plane Crash
American Made star Sarah Wright Olsen is opening up to People about the plane crash that killed two stuntmen on the set of the Tom Cruise vehicle.

Although the actress had left the movie’s Columbia set by the time the fatal accident happened, Olsen says she had first-hand experience with how seriously production took safety into consideration. The movie, out Sept. 29, tells the story of Barry Seal, the real-life American pilot who smuggled drugs for Pablo Escobar and his cartel. Olsen plays Seal’s wife Lucy in the film.

“They were incredible about safety from everything that I saw,
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It, mother!, Kingsman: The Golden Circle and more movies to see this September

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It, mother!, Kingsman: The Golden Circle and more movies to see this SeptemberIt, mother!, Kingsman: The Golden Circle and more movies to see this SeptemberAdriana Floridia8/30/2017 11:01:00 Am

September is a month of new beginnings.

Summer fades into fall, school begins again, and the movie world is buzzing with the Toronto International Film Festival, which we're lucky to host here in Canada. However, even if you can't make it to Tiff, quite a few titles from the festival open in theatres across the country in September, so you can still be a part of the conversation.

Not only that, but there's plenty of highly-anticipated blockbusters opening this month, including the re-make of Stephen King's It, the sequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service, and another Lego inspired animated adventure.

Check out our list of the movies you need to see this September!

It

Release Date: September 8th

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Second Opinion – American Made (2017)

American Made, 2017.

Directed by Doug Liman.

Starring Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, Caleb Landry Jones, and Alejandro Edda.

Synopsis:

A pilot lands work for the CIA and as a drug runner in the south during the 1980s.

American Made is the best performance from Tom Cruise in a long time. Reteaming with Live Die Repeat/Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman, American Made is a fun, outlandish, hilarious and ridiculous tale.

Based on the life of pilot Barry Seal (Cruise), the film follows Seal as he’s recruited by CIA agent Schafer (Gleeson) to run drugs and guns to South America during the late 70s and 80s. Smuggling for the CIA, DEA and Pablo Escobar is a tricky job and the chaos of Seal’s life is portrayed expertly by Cruise. Although some of the events in the film did happen, as you expect with any big Hollywood picture,
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‘American Made’ Review

Review by Matthew Turner

Stars: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright Olsen, Alejandro Edda, Caleb Landry Jones, Jayma Mays, Jesse Plemons, Lola Kirke | Written by Gary Spinelli | Directed by Doug Liman

Tom Cruise reteams with Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman for this slickly entertaining, if slightly familiar comedy thriller based on the true story of pilot-turned-drug smuggler-slash-cia conscript Barry Seale.

American Made begins in 1978, with bored Twa pilot Seale (Cruise) being tapped by CIA agent Schafer (Domhnall Gleeson) to fly covert surveillance missions over Central America. When those missions involve Colombia, Seale is approached by the Medellín Cartel, who offer him large sums of cash if he smuggles cocaine into America.

Things quickly spiral out of control as the CIA task Barry with running Russian guns to the Contras in Nicaragua, only for the Cartel to make him a better offer for them, which he cheerfully accepts. Meanwhile,
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