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Cartel Land

Cartel Land (2015)
Cartel Land poster Rating: 7.4/10 (7,644 votes)
Director: Matthew Heineman
Writer: N/A
Stars: José Manuel 'El Doctor' Mireles
Runtime: 100 min
Rated: R
Genre: Documentary, Action, Drama
Released: 03 Jul 2015
Plot: A physician in Michoacán, Mexico leads a citizen uprising against the drug cartel that has wreaked havoc on the region for years. Across the U.S. border, a veteran heads a paramilitary ...
While you should already want to watch Cartel Land simply because it’s nominated for a Best Documentary Feature Oscar this year, the movie is incredibly compelling regardless. The film chronicles the battle against Mexican drug cartels by two vigilante groups on opposite sides of the border: the Arizona Border Recon in the U.S., and a rebel uprising group in the Mexican state of Michoacán. What begins as a seemingly simple story of two groups ultimately fighting for the same thing slowly turns into a deeply unsettling look at the corruption that permeates throughout Mexico, and how the process of rebellion breeds its own kind of corruption and power struggles. The film features some of the most harrowing and intense scenes I’ve ever seen on film, with the electricity and plot twists of a fictional drug war thriller made all the more disturbing for the fact that this is real life. Fascinating, searing, dark, and deeply unsettling, Cartel Land is essential viewing. – Adam Chitwood

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