• Release Date: Oct 15, 2010
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Oct 28, 2010
    90
    One of the best sports documentaries in recent memory.
  2. The Zimbalists have unearthed a trove of footage, which they effectively blend with a full range of surprisingly honest interviews. As a result, the story of two individuals expands into a portrait of an entire country, in almost unthinkable distress.
  3. Reviewed by: Vadim Rizov
    60
    The key point is made, if seemingly lost in the overly cheery finale.
  4. 40
    Even the admittedly thrilling gameplay footage and time-capsule news reports are couched in contexts that seem crudely sketched out.
  5. Reviewed by: Karina Longworth
    70
    A stranger to this story will guess how it ends by virtue of the fact that neither Andrés nor Pablo appear in current-day footage, but nonetheless, The Two Escobars ends up being quite the nail-biter.
  6. 91
    Finds connections deeply embedded in a soccer culture fueled by the country's thieving cocaine trade.
User Score
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Oct 29, 2010
    10
    The TWO ESCOBARS is definitely the best sports documentary since WHEN WE WERE KINGS, possibly the best documentary of any kind since WHEN WE WERE KINGS. It's message is important, but also it masters the craft of storytelling, is stylish, and evokes a range of profound emotion. Full Review »