American Made takes us on a ride into the CIA created world of Central American Drugs for Guns trade, that lead into the Iran-Contra Scandal of the 1980s.
The leading character (Tom Cruise) is not a hero. Much of his motivation is a mixture of greed and cowardice. As such, this makes a nice change from his normal roles.
It also gives him a chance to give us a semi-comic performance that he handles with some limited grace.
Most of the best humour comes from the actions of the surrounding characters and organisations.
So this was, I found, historically interesting but lacking in tension, conviction and drive.
A medium grade of 3 out of five stars so great for fans and wet Saturdays.