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The Two Escobars - Documentary Review & Movie Trailer

Review Date: October 22, 2011

DVD Release Date: November 9, 2010

Review by Compay for LatinRapper.com

 

the Two Escobars movie review

This is a powerful documentary that explores the connection between Colombian drug cartels and the country's national soccer team.  It highlights the amazing parallels that exist between Andres Escobar, star captain of Nacional, and cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar.


Through a series of exclusive interviews with famous Colombian footballers, government officials, family members, and associates of Pablo Escobar, The Two Escobars paints a grim yet amazing portrait of the role that cocaine played in the success and notoriety of Colombian soccer.

 

The Two Escobars is an eye-opening experience, which gives viewers a previously unexplored look into the narco influence of Colombian soccer.  While the documentary would appeal to futbol fans in general, the weaving of cartel history into the story also makes it a must-watch for anyone who has enjoyed movies such as Blow.

 

What makes this documentary stand out from others is the wealth of vintage footage that it provides.  Viewers get a glimpse at historic moments in Colombian football, clips of Pablo Escobar during moments of recreation, and harrowing scenes of the fallout when cartel violence spun out of control.

 

I can also appreciate that the filmmakers created this documentary in an unbiased fashion.  While you may certainly pick up a new perspective on the community involvement of Pablo Escobar, they don't paint him simply as a Colombian folk hero.  Instead, the interviews featured in the documentary allow the viewer to make their own decisions about the circumstances leading up to the death of the film's two major characters.

 

Whether you consider yourself a football aficionado or not, this is an excellent documentary that sheds new light on the effects of drugs and violence in the history of Colombian football's ascent on the world stage.

 

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