The Infiltrator

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Brad Furman directs a true story about a U.S. Customs official who goes undercover to investigate the Columbian drug cartel in the crime-drama, The Infiltrator. In 1986, customs agent Robert Neagur (Bryan Cranston) is eagerly looking for a way to stop drugs from coming into the United States. He knows chasing the drug trail isn’t working so he decides to go undercover as a businessman and follow the Colombian cartel’s money trail. Agent Neagur has a team of customs officials helping him and his partner Emir Odreg (John Leguizamo) goes undercover as a lowlife informant whose job is almost as dangerous as Neagur’s. Before long, customs agent Kathy Ertz (Diane Kruger) is added as Neagur’s fiancée to support his cover. Neagur moves slowly to the top of the cartel by befriending cartel lieutenant, Roberto Alcaino (Benjamin Bratt) and his family. Neagur travels around the world from New York to Miami to Panama and to Tampa to launder the cartels drug money and the suspicion that he is a cop begins to mount. Don’t expect a film that is full of action, violence, and gun fights – although you will witness all of these elements – but it’s the tension filled scenes that make it so exciting. The movie is emotional when Neagur’s family is introduced to the danger and scary when he interacts with the cartel knowing his true identity could be discovered at any time. The film is riveting and nerve racking and you won’t want to leave your seat. (Okay, I couldn’t anyway for obvious reasons.) The absolutely best thing about this film is the fantastic acting from the entire cast. Not only should Bryan Cranston be looking for an Oscar nomination at the end of the year but the movie itself is one of the best so far. I’m giving this engaging film an A- rating.

This movie has been given an R rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals. I rely more on a good story line than special effects.