Sunday, February 28, 2016

Cartel Land

A militia man and self-proclaimed cartel buster patrols the border near his Arizona home and relays his experiences while, 1,000 miles in Michooacan, Mexico, a citizens' defense unit headed by a charismatic doctor start to go town to town, clearing out the government enabled syndicate thugs who have plagued their way of life. Matthew Heineman's Cartel Land profiles two complex individuals enmeshed in a convoluted situation, using immediate footage and top shelf cinematography to present their bleak scenarios (with the expected bleak or non resolutions), though the filmmakers occasionally makes convoluted choices as to how either subject is presented.
*** 1/2 out of ****