Cartel Land (2015)

7.4
Title
Cartel Land
Year
2015
Genre
Action Drama Documentary
Type
Movies
IDMB rating
7.4 (14922 votes)
Netflix rating
3.5
Metacritics rating
76.0
Rotten Tomatoes rating
89.0%
Directors
Matthew Heineman
Actors
Paco Valencia, Tim Nailer Foley, José Manuel 'El Doctor' Mireles, Chaneque

In this Sundance award-winning film, Director Matthew Heineman and Executive Producer Kathryn Bigelow (“The Hurt Locker”, “Zero Dark Thirty”) gain unprecedented, on-the-ground access to the riveting stories of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy— the murderous Mexican drug cartels. In the Mexican state of Michoacán, Dr. Jose Mireles, a small-town physician known as "El Doctor," leads the Autodefensas, a citizen uprising against the violent Knights Templar drug cartel. Meanwhile, in Arizona's Altar Valley – a narrow, 52-mile-long desert corridor known as Cocaine Alley – Tim "Nailer" Foley, an American veteran, heads a small paramilitary group called Arizona Border Recon, whose goal is to stop Mexico’s drug wars from seeping across our border. Heineman embeds himself in the heart of darkness as Nailer, El Doctor, and the cartel each vie to bring their own brand of justice to a society where institutions have failed. The film is a chilling, visceral meditation on the breakdown of order and the blurry line between good and evil. This documentary offers an up-close look at two vigilante groups that have formed in Mexico in response to the increasing dominance of drug cartels. Filmmaker Matthew Heineman examines the state of the ongoing drug problem along the U.S.-Mexican border.

Is Cartel Land on Netflix?

Yes! Cartel Land (2015) is available on Netflix. Currently it's available in the following 225 countries. Not available in your country? click here.

Available since June 21, 2017

Was available until Jan. 17, 2018

Watch the trailer

Check the Cartel Land (2015) trailer!

Watch on Netflix