Two Escobars (2010)
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Andrés Escobar was one of Colombia's best and most respected athletes, a gifted soccer player whose strong character made him a role model and who led his team to a spot in the World Cup in 1994. Pablo Escobar was not related to Andrés, but they came to know each other well -- Pablo owned the team Andrés played for, and bankrolled the recruiting drive that helped make them one of the world's best. But while Andrés was seen as a hero, Pablo made his money as a large-scale drug trafficker, and he
Oct 15, 2010 Limited
Nov 2, 2010
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Escobars captures the passion and personality of a group of exceptional athletes and their ecstatic bond with fans.
Pic pulses with the same rhythmic mastery achieved in the filmmakers' earlier Favela Rising.
Meticulously researched and beautifully interwoven, with the story of one man rhyming with the other, The Two Escobars could be a companion to the great Italian gangster movie Gomorrah...
A chilling cautionary tale about what can happen when success becomes a drug ... once you're hooked, the only thing that matters is maintaining the high at any cost.
Jeff and Michael Zimbalist's documentary about a nation strapped under the boots of crime and outside forces above the law is just about as exciting as they come and it is gunning, er, shooting for my Top Ten of 2010 List.
The film makes a persuasive broader indictment, tracing the social and political moving parts that connected soccer, gangsterism, and money.
The documentary provides an insightful means of eulogizing its chief subjects in mythological terms with its vaguely optimistic conclusion: The game continues, and thus so does the struggle.
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