#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – When he was arrested in 2008 in Thailand as a result of a U.S. government sting operation, the career of internationally known arms smuggler Viktor Bout came to a decisive end. Veiled by the obscurity of post-Soviet Russia, Bout had built an empire of aerial delivery so vast he was called “the merchant of death” and was even the subject of a Hollywood film. In sharp contrast to the widely known, super-villain persona, however, was another Bout: a philosophical businessman who simply enjoyed travel, his work, his family, and filming it all with his video camera.
Plot: Viktor Bout was a war profiteer, an entrepreneur, an aviation tycoon, an arms dealer, and—strangest of all—a documentary filmmaker. The Notorious Mr. Bout is the ultimate rags-to-riches-to-prison memoir, documented by the last man you’d expect to be holding the camera.
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Schoolboy enthusiast, merchant of death
It’s hard to feel too much sympathy for Viktor Bout, a cargo plane operator who made his fortune by flying planes to places where no-one else wanted to go and for people who no-one else wanted to fly for: his protests that it’s not his responsibility that they put arms in his planes doesn’t really cut much mustard. That it took an entrapment operation to put him in gaol says more about the west’s usual tolerance of arms traders than it does for Bout’s moral innocence. Still, this is an entertaining documentary, in part because Bout recorded just about everything he did on video, so if you want to see what it’s like to start up an airline, fly into the heart of Africa and turn up in the middle of a brutal civil war, the film can actually show you, and Bout seems to be enjoying himself with a kind of schoolboy enthusiasm. And if it just happened there were guns in his plane… well that, says the notorious Mr. Bout, was nothing to do with me.
Interesting subject matter, disappointing direction.
Dubbed “the merchant of death,” Viktor Bout was many things: an arms dealer, a media celebrity, and an amateur film maker. After years of infamy he was finally arrested in 2011 after falling victim to a C.I.A. sting operation.
What does one look for in a documentary? For me, I look for a film that makes me really think critically about the subject of the film. I felt that at the end of “The Notorious Mr. Bout,” I felt no emotion towards the subject of the film; I felt neither sympathy nor condemnation for Mr. Bout, he was merely a mildly interesting character.
“The Notorious Mr. Bout” was an interesting, but ultimately a boring film. There seemed to be a lot of potential however due to the the seeming poor direction and uninteresting interviews the quality of the documentary suffered greatly. One would think that a movie about one of the biggest arms dealers would be fascinating, especially when in the description of the movie they reveal that they show lots of footage from Mr. Bout’s own personal films. Yet the documentary portrays him as an extremely boring person who possessed so much hubris that he walked into an obvious trap set up by the C.I.A.
I think the film would have been far more enjoyable had they condensed the information into a shorter, maybe one hour film rather than an hour and a half film as it is now. It seemed almost as if they were trying to fill a certain time slot on TV and so they stretched out the footage into a repetitive one and a half hour documentary.
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Director Tony Gerber, Maxim Pozdorovkin
Actors Alla Bout, Sergei Bout, Viktor Bout
Country Russia, United States
Awards 2 nominations
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