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Loving Pablo bungles its seemingly cinematic real-life story -- and a pair of talented stars -- in producing a lurid biopic that adds nothing to the Escobar subgenre.
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The film spends much too much time going over the same rise-and-fall material that has been a staple of many portrayals of Escobar himself and of most gangster films going back to the 1930's.
"Tolerating Pablo" might have better suited this unremarkable picture...
It's the cinematic equivalent of a vintage True Confessions article-the kind that would inspire a headline like "My Sin Was Loving Him."
Both actors gamely bring the full heft of their movie-star charisma.
At its heart, this is a soap opera - a bloody one, sure, but still a soap with deliciously ripe dialogue and a diva at the center.
Escobar is not without interest, sweep or colour, but bears signs of high-level, edit-suite indecision over what sort of movie it wants to be. It's an alluring product, inexactly cut.
A thriller without a twist, the love affair that may, or may not, have brought a big man down.
This mafia story without urbanity, is tinged with an overwhelming predictability, guided by an insistent and explanatory voice over, built on characters that are consumed in the same archetypes that inspire them. [Full Review in Spanish]
A film that is correct and interesting, but still doesn't manage to escape the trappings of biopics. [Full Review in Spanish]
For those who only know that Escobar was a narcoterrorist, the film will surely surprise you, scene after scene. [Full review in Spanish]
The film follows the same narrative most biopics centered around Pablo Escobar do in exploring the fable or greek tragedy rather than the historic. [Full Review in Spanish]
That being said, Loving Pablo features solid performances by all the main actors = Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Peter Sarsgaard. The end result is the not the sum of these parts unfortunately.
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