Must End Wed. night at the affordable VARSITY THEATRE!
"THE INFILTRATOR" showing nightly at 7:30, 9:40 Rated R
Based on a true story, "The Inflitrator" depicts the downfall of the money men behind a major drug cartel in 1986.
Federal agent Robert "Bob" Mazur (played by Bryan Cranston) goes deep undercover to infiltrate Pablo Escobar's drug trafficking scene by posing as slick, money-laundering businessman Bob Musella.
Teamed with impulsive and streetwise fellow agent Emir Abreu (John Leguizamo) and rookie agent posing as his fiance Kathy Ertz (Diane Kruger), Mazur befriends Escobar's top lieutenant Roberto Alcaino (Benjamin Bratt). Navigating a vicious criminal network in which the slightest slip-up could cost him his life, Mazur risks it all building a case that leads to indictments of 85 drug lords and the corrupt bankers who cleaned their dirty money, along with the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, one of the largest money-laundering banks in the world.
Bryan Cranston has become something of a specialist at playing men with double identities. On the TV series, "Breaking Bad" it was as a family man with a secret life as a meth maker. Here it's as an unassuming customs agent who goes deep undercover as a high-rolling money launderer in order to bust a druglord and dirty bankers.
Based on the 2009 best selling memoir, the film follows the ex-IRS accountant who is determined to follow the money to destroy the cartel. The film is a constant high-wire act which does an excellent job of keeping the tension at a high level and conveys the proper ambiance with 1980's fashion and espionage gizmos.
Best of all is Cranston who does superb work of showing an ordinary guy caught up in an extraordinary situation. In the end, it is his performance and his bond of trust with his spouse, partners and friends which keeps us glued to the screen.
showtimes for opening week:
Thurs. 7:30, 9:20
Fri. 1:30, 4:00, 7:30, 9:20
Sat. 11:00, 1:30, 4:00, 7:30, 9:20
Sun. 1:30, 4:00, 7:30, 9:20
Mon.-Thurs. 7:30, 9:20
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