A powerful, ruthless and brutal excursion into the shadier realms of US foreign politics. Oliver Stone’s first major movie uses all sorts of Dream Factory techniques to effectively convey danger, heighten drama, and expose right-wing atrocities. And James Woods is great as the cynic who finds himself equipped with a heart of … well, if not gold, at least some kind of valuable and durable metal.
As usual, and unfortunately enough, Stone is too careless with the truth. Nevertheless in my book of covert imperialism, 80s style.