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  • Summary: Ten years have passed since the death of Pablo Escobar, the most feared drug dealer in the world, a beloved hero to many of Colombia's poor and Public Enemy #1 to the Colombian and U.S. governments. For the first time, the history of the infamous drug lord is being told from the point of view of those family members and associates closest to him. (Cinema Tropical) Expand
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  1. 75
    A mesmerizing documentary about the rise and fall of a drug lord, perhaps the biggest there ever was.
  2. Reviewed by: Anita Gates
    50
    There is always something inherently interesting about the combination of wealth and evil, and even more intriguing about people who claim to have seen a monster's humanity.
  3. Reviewed by: Ed Halter
    50
    Hits just the right balance of pop and political. Though flat by cinematic standards, Beaufort's TV aesthetics--sonorous Telemundo-style narrator, black-backgrounded talking heads, and gaudy titles--nevertheless befit the story.
  4. Reviewed by: Cliff Doerksen
    40
    The sanitized content clashes with the narrative style, which mimics true-crime TV like “American Justice.”
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    30
    Tries to leave the impression of Escobar as a positive force whose dirty money actually saved Colombia's economy while those of neighboring Latin American countries collapsed.
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