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The Infiltrator Review with Bryan Cranston

If you ever wanted to see Breaking Bad‘s Walter White channeled into a federal, undercover agent, this is the film to see that in.

The Infiltrator is directed by Brian Fuller (The Lincoln Lawyer, Runner Runner) and stars Bryan Cranston, John Leguizamo, Diane Kruger, Benjamin Bratt, Amy Ryan and a few others.

Bryan Cranston movies.

The film was based on an actual agent and events that took place back in the 80s. The eye-catching difference with this story is that rather than chasing the drug dealers, Robert Mazur concocts the plan to go after the money behind the cartels.

The marketing spin for the film says,

“In 1986, federal agent Robert Mazur (Bryan Cranston) goes under cover to infiltrate the trafficking network of Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. Working with fellow 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 a vicious criminal underworld where one wrong move could cost him everything.”

To be honest, I love Cranston’s work, but he seemed restrained a bit at times in this film, while Bratt delivered a perfect drug dealing boss. Maybe not restrained, but low-key. Yea, watching Mazur reminded me of the phrase, ‘The meek shall inherit the Earth.’ (If they survive the big bad bullies!)

The story just isn’t about Mazur infiltrating the Colombian cartel, but it addressed a few other facets surrounding the actual case. One facet was Mazur’s strained marriage and how this was going to be his last case

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