Diego Maradona Reviews

October 3, 2019
What's here is ultimately a fairly average bio-doc of a very above-average sportsman.
June 17, 2019
Unlike the subjects of his previous docs - Amy Winehouse, Ayrton Senna - the troubled Argentinian is still alive, and perhaps this deprives this comprehensive film of some emotional impact.
June 17, 2019
Some of the footage is revealing, but Kapadia's portrait lacks variety (there are only so many old video clips you can watch), and it is too long.
June 12, 2019
We are allowed the "recollections in tranquillity" of a perhaps wiser, sadder Diego. But we're not allowed to watch him grow wiser and sadder.
May 27, 2019
Asif Kapadia presents a little inspired documentary so dazzled by the figure of the football player with little to add to the chaos and confusion of the character. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 20, 2019
Kapadia struggles to find a new angle, despite having access to 500 hours of archive material - much of it from the personal collection of Maradona and his friends and enemies, and a great deal of it never seen before.
May 20, 2019
This film is a solidly made summary of his golden years, full of energy and swagger. But Maradona's colorful life story is richer and stranger, deeper and darker than the greatest-hits reel captured here.
May 20, 2019
It's a heady, engrossing, indulgently sprawling profile of a modern athlete in all his glory and contradiction, but it's also a film that leaves you with more questions than it should.