Escobar: Paradise Lost
Escobar: Paradise Lost (2015)

For Pablo Escobar (Benicio Del Toro), family is everything. When young surfer Nick (Josh Hutcherson) falls for Escobar's niece, he finds his life on the line when he's pulled into the dangerous world of the family business. (C) TWC… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 16, 2015
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Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

Benicio Del Toro's performance is showy, a great actor's parade of indulgences that occasionally sets the deranged camp tone that should have been the narrative's starting point.

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Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

While not a true Escobar biopic, it's still a solid thriller with a strong turn by Benicio Del Toro.

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Travis Hopson

Will probably be remembered for teasing how amazing a true Escobar film could be with Del Toro.

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David D'Arcy
Screen International

Del Toro in the role of the portly coke king raises this narco kill-fest above the level of a film made according to a cook book.

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Stephen Silver

"The problem is, it's not really Escobar's story at all- it's the story of some random white dude named Nick"

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Chris Willman
The Playlist

Whatever fascination the film holds belongs solely to Del Toro and his vanity-free impression of Escobar as a titan whose potbelly and gym shorts do not put the slightest dent in a charisma that hypnotizes a nation.

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