Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Gabo, la magia de lo real) (2015) - Rotten Tomatoes

Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Gabo, la magia de lo real) (2015)

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How did a boy from a tiny town on the Caribbean coast become a writer who won the hearts of millions? How did he change our perception of reality with his work? The answers lies in the incredible story of Gabriel García Márquez, the 1982 Nobel Prize winner in Literature. The film follows the life of the author, known as "Gabo" to all of Latin America, as his sensual, "magical" sensibility leads him to the forefront of the political struggles of the 1970s and 1980s and into the hearts of readers across the world.

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Critic Reviews for Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Gabo, la magia de lo real)

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Director Justin Webster covers all the milestones, but to feel the passions that inspired García Márquez, you'll have to read his books.

April 14, 2016 | Full Review…

In form, Gabo looks much like a PBS documentary, which isn't a bad thing, but a touch of the magical realism that illuminated his novels would've been nice.

August 21, 2017 | Full Review…

A masterful documentary on the life and work of the most popular literary figure in Latin America.

May 12, 2016 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

More informative than innovative, with the genteel mix of interviews, archival footage and readings from his work making for earnest, dutiful going.

December 9, 2015 | Full Review…

This is an impressively thorough and comprehensive account. It doesn't attempt to match the poetry of its subject's own storytelling but its narrative, like his, is open to interpretation in many different ways, and richer for it.

November 24, 2015 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

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