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Two Escobars Reviews

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Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
October 18, 2010
The company behind The Two Escobars is ESPN Films, and the influence, coincidentally or not, is tangible.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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David Fear
Time Out
October 13, 2010
This is simply pop sociology, putting too much emphasis on the first word and displaying too facile an understanding of the second one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Karina Longworth
Village Voice
October 12, 2010
The Two Escobars ends up being quite the nail-biter.
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Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
November 2, 2010
The documentary provides an insightful means of eulogizing its chief subjects in mythological terms with its vaguely optimistic conclusion: The game continues, and thus so does the struggle.
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
November 2, 2010
Pic pulses with the same rhythmic mastery achieved in the filmmakers' earlier Favela Rising.
Matt Singer
IFC.com
December 21, 2010
A chilling cautionary tale about what can happen when success becomes a drug ... once you're hooked, the only thing that matters is maintaining the high at any cost.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
October 28, 2010
One of the best sports docs in recent memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Vadim Rizov
Boxoffice Magazine
October 19, 2010
Luridly compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Esther
UR Chicago Magazine
November 5, 2010
Jeff and Michael Zimbalist's documentary about a nation strapped under the boots of crime and outside forces above the law is just about as exciting as they come and it is gunning, er, shooting for my Top Ten of 2010 List.
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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
November 2, 2010
Escobars captures the passion and personality of a group of exceptional athletes and their ecstatic bond with fans.
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
August 27, 2010
The filmmakers establish a relentless and mounting sense of dread as the situation in Colombia, and for the players, becomes intolerable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
October 14, 2010
Meticulously researched and beautifully interwoven, with the story of one man rhyming with the other, The Two Escobars could be a companion to the great Italian gangster movie Gomorrah...
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
November 2, 2010
The film makes a persuasive broader indictment, tracing the social and political moving parts that connected soccer, gangsterism, and money.
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