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.
November 9, 2006
After beginning at a healthy clip, the film becomes mired in endless remembrances of debaucheries past and Miami's descent into lawlessness.
November 2, 2006
While the filmmakers clearly got a contact high from hearing all these war stories, most civilians will find a little of this goes a long way.
November 2, 2006
Cocaine Cowboys' pulpy entertainment value merely lures us into a grim, kaleidoscopic look at how one city was both destroyed and, ironically, eventually saved by some of the worst human beings to walk the Earth.
October 31, 2006
The only thing more boring than listening to someone on drugs may be listening to someone brag about how many drugs he used to sell.