Cocaine Cowboys Reviews

November 22, 2007
It's the sort of glamour-meets-violence drugs-crime story on which lads' mags thrive: unqualified, over-reverent and hysterical.
December 1, 2006
The Jan Hammer music on the soundtrack works overtime to assure us that Cocaine Cowboys is the real, nastier version of Miami Vice
November 10, 2006
This is an ugly film, but with an undeniable allure.
November 10, 2006
Forget Scarface and Miami Vice. Cocaine Cowboys is the real deal -- a down-and-dirty look at the high living and illegal drugs that dominated south Florida in the 1980s.
November 10, 2006
This documentary on Miami's lethal '80s cocaine scene is cut fast.
November 9, 2006
At half the length it would have been twice as good, but nevertheless it stokes a nostalgia some may have for a magic period in Miami history when it was ever so briefly the American Casablanca.
February 6, 2018
Ropey graphics and sub-Scarface synth music simply add to the feeling that you're getting a low budget experience.
February 6, 2018
A documentary examining the Miami drug wars of the early 1980s in exhaustive - and occasionally nauseating - detail.
April 24, 2009
Documentarian Billy Corben's revealing film exposes the methods and players in South Florida's drug trade that literally built the city of Miami that we know today with billions of dollars in blood cash.
March 6, 2008
With a nearly two-hour running time that includes its share of blowhards, repetition, and cheesy attempts to heighten drama, Cocaine Cowboys brings to mind an unfortunate comparison: Miami Vice. The movie.