The Infiltrator 2016: Movie Review

The Infiltrator Movie Review

The Infiltrator is an American criminal drama based on a true story of Robert Mazur a U.S. Customs agent. The film is directed by Brad Furman under Broad Green Pictures and written by Ellen Brown-Furman, starring Diane Kruger, Bryan Cranston, Benjamin Bratt, John Leguizamo and Amy Ryan.

The filming of The Infiltrator began on February 23, 2015, in London and it was premiered on 6th July 2016 at the Tampa Theatre and released on 13th July 2016 all over the world.

The Infiltrator: Story Plot

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Bryan Cranston as Robert Mazur “BOB” is an undercover agent to infiltrate drug trafficking regime of Pablo Escobar in 1985. He poses as a business person Bob Musella, who is responsible for money-laundering. He teamed with his colleagues EMIR EBREU and KATHY ERTZ and tried to become friends with Escobar and his teams to hold their criminal network.

The movie revolves around the FBI agents; the infiltrator is the Florida-based Robert Mazur and how they plan out to infiltrate the criminal drug scandal. This drug thriller is mostly predictable for those who regularly watch thriller and suspense series.

The Infiltrator: Star Cast

  • Bryan Cranston (as Robert Mazur / Bob Musella)
  • John Leguizamo (as Emir Abreu)
  • Benjamin Bratt (Roberto Alcaino)
  • Diane Kruger (as Kathy Ertz)
  • Yul Vazquez (as Javier Ospina)
  • Rubén Ochandiano (as Gonzalo Mora Jr.)
  • Juliet Aubrey (as Evelyn Mazur)
  • Amy Ryan (as Bonni Tischler)
  • Olympia Dukakis (as Aunt Vicky)
  • Joe Gilgun (as Dominic)
  • Said Taghmaoui (as Amjad Awan)

Critic’s Response

The movie received moderate reviews with rotten tomatoes giving an average rating of 66% with 6.6 on 10. Ign rated the movies 5.8 on 10 with a mediocre grade. Metacritic gave a score of 68 on 100 indicating “generally favorable reviews”.

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Stephanie Merry top critic from Washington Post stated that “Something’s missing. Although the movie is tense, it’s not the white-knuckle experience you might expect; with the most suspenseful scenes coming across as manufactured” Justin Chang from Los Angeles Times said, “It’s Cranston’s most accomplished and subtly layered film performance to date.” So overall the movie received fairly good reviews from the critics as well as the audiences.

Final Verdict

The Infiltrator released on July 13, 2016, in 1600 theaters all over the world. The film has some amazing moments that will keep you in suspense and raise your curiosity to know what more will happen in this undercover operation. The first half of the movie is filled with suspense and thrill but later in the climax, it turned out to be quite predictable. The actors played their part amazingly, Bryan Cranston’s dominant performance as Musella the FBI agent and his co-stars was commendable and mad the film worth watching.

The film is perfect to show the life of undercover agents who have to do so many things in disguise. The film has been given an R due to some scenes full of violence, abusive language, drug usage and sexuality, which is not suitable for teens and young. But overall good watch for this season where there were some animated movies along with some comedy but this one is a real thrill and suspense show.

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