Every single subject of each single scam story knows that there will be a pay-day when everything will fall to pieces, and yet, all the biggest scammers in the annals still go for those ?easy? money and risk their jobs, families, and always lives to earn that money or learn someone a lesson. Together with the greatest minds of the British film industry from Red Rock Entertainment, it will be easy to learn about the greatest scam-story films released in the past five years.
The Infiltrator (2016)
The period of the 80s in the States was drug-cartels running the South. And this story, so scrupulously and grainy depicted by Brad Furman, is strictly one of them. The colour palette and the extraordinary cinematography of this film truly recall one of the greatest scams the united states customs have ever worked through. Bryan Cranston is so perfectly playing Robert Mazur ? the customs official and his undercover wife Diane Kruger tripped on a mission to take down part of Escobar?s network. Get ready to dive in to the tequila and nicotine tones of taste and appearance, the feeling of a lavish life on the edge of a knife between the greatest narco-baron Pablo Escobar and the final assignment while on service and the officials of the homeland. Fear and affected merriness, sincere hesitation and compulsory decisions, all of these are The Infiltrator.
American Made (2017)
The scams going two or even three ways will be the core of this entertaining crime thriller directed by Doug Liman. Barry Seal is really a true historical figure in US history so brilliantly depicted by Tom Cruise with his white grin, aviator sunglasses, and perfectly attractive shape. Once an ordinary boring pilot with a perfect wife becomes the centre of the gun, narcotics, and money-laundering schemes for Colombia?s Medellï¿½n Cartel and Nicaragua?s anti-communist rebels. While pushed into the schemes not by his own will, Barry takes everything from the (un)fortunate cooperation. The good-old voiceover flashback so perfectly intertwined in to the story by the director ideally fit the story in to the hall of fame for the best scam story films according to Red Rock Entertainment film critics.
rock entertainment reviewsThe Wizard of Lies (2017)
The Ponzi scheme by Bernie Madoff, exquisitely played by Robert De Niro, robbed $65 billion from his unsuspecting victims. The Wizard of Lies by Barry Levinson is about this biggest fraud in the annals of america. This film is, however, not about those victims by itself, it is about the closest family of Madoff?s and the clueless sociopath not knowing how he robbed about 15% of their own country. While the story of the greatest scam is in the core of the film, it really is more of a psychological thriller where the feelings of the primary characters are what matters most. This film falls out of your list presented here because it depicts another side of the story and involves less chasing and action. Nevertheless, it is for people who like to analyse the psychology of scams in their core.
Molly’s Game (2017)
That is a directional debut for Aaron Sorkin, who has well been known for writing the scripts for The Social Network, The Newsroom, The West Wing, and many more. While the film is certainly worth the attention of the cinema lovers, those who love cinematography like in The Infiltrator should probably go back to re-watching that film. Molly?s Game continues to be more about words rather than pictures, and this is probably the echo of Sorkin?s previous occupation. However, the extraordinary play of Jessica Chastain as Molly Bloom perfectly covers all those drawbacks. Molly?s Game tells a tale of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier whose brain works even better than her muscles because she develops and runs the world?s most exclusive and incorruptible stakes poker game. At some point, this scheme reaches the FBI?s radars which is the moment the viewers step into the game on the screen.
All the films above do tell the stories of the fantastic scams, most likely the greatest scams ever that happened within days gone by century. Each of them is exclusive and same to the rest: each of them have action and drama, but the first two can entertain with tension and action as the latter are focus on the psychological survival of the lead characters. They are truly top films of days gone by five years within their genre. If you still haven’t seen them, then don?t wait! Get some good popcorn and click ?Play.?