Tom Cruise is back in the cockpit as Barry Seal, the real-life TWA pilot whose reputation for smuggling contraband leads to clandestine CIA work supplying arms to Central American freedom fighters – and cocaine to the US for the Medellin cartel during the 1980s.
Operating on both sides of the law with apparent impunity, he’s “the gringo who always delivers.” With his aviator sunnies, thousand watt smile and cocksure attitude, Cruise turns Seal into an all-American antihero – think Top Gun‘s Maverick under a layer of grime, sweat and sleaze.
Channelling the period vibe of The Nice Guys, director Doug Liman presents Seal’s incredible-but-true story as a briskly paced and self-consciously cool comedic jaunt that’s tailor-made for Cruise’s considerable charisma, unlike the The Mummy.
Release Date: 6 December 2017
Format: DVD Blu-ray UV 4K
Starring: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright
Read our interview with director Doug Liman.