The Infiltrator (2016) – Bob Musella fools them all

Robert Mazur (Bryan Cranston) goes undercover infiltrate the trafficking network of Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.

Working with fellow CIA agents Kathy Ertz (Diane Kruger) and Emir Abreu (John Leguizamo), Mazur poses as a slick, money-laundering businessman named Bob Musella. Gaining the confidence of Roberto Alcaino (Benjamin Bratt), Escobar’s top lieutenant, Mazur must navigate his way through the¬†vicious criminal underworld. One mistake and not only his own live but the lives of his colleagues are at risk.

Movie shows the dramatic view of how infiltration is impacted on the personal life of Mazur and how deep he needs to go undercover to arrest the criminals he is working with. He even has to stage his own wedding and fake a relationship with Kathy to achieve trust from his criminal friends. Movie which leans on the role of Cranston and he is doing it very very well. But after watching this movie I had a feeling that it could be much better and I had seen it all before (American Hustle perhaps?).  And when I start thinking that during a movie, something is wrong.

Again, Cranston plays a decent role and even the supporting cast is decent but in the end it felt a little bit disappointed.

2.5 out of 5 on our #SaltedPopcorn scale

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