The Two Escobars
- Documentary Review & Movie Trailer
Review Date: October 22,
DVD Release Date: November
Review by Compay for
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
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
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