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      Escobar: Paradise Lost

      R Released Jun 26, 2015 1h 59m Drama Mystery & Thriller Romance List
      55% Tomatometer 55 Reviews 49% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings When a young surfer (Josh Hutcherson) begins a relationship with the niece of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar (Benicio del Toro), he finds his life on the line after being pulled into the dangerous world of the Escobar family business. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Its focus drifts frustratingly away from the titular druglord, but Escobar: Paradise Lost remains a mildly diverting drama, thanks largely to Benicio del Toro's glowering performance.

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      Kate Muir Times (UK) The movie contains a subtly crazed performance from Benicio del Toro as Escobar: one moment fooling around with his children in the hacienda swimming pool, fondling his gold taps, the next executing his enemies. Rated: 3/5 Aug 20, 2015 Full Review Nev Pierce Empire Magazine Surprisingly forgettable considering its mesmering villain, although Del Toro sparks the movie into life with what screentime he does get. Rated: 2/5 Aug 20, 2015 Full Review Patrick Smith Daily Telegraph (UK) Every time del Toro's onscreen, you're so blown away that you end up angry at what might have been. Rated: 3/5 Aug 20, 2015 Full Review John Bleasdale CineVue An entertaining and suitably gruesome gangster thriller which nevertheless feels like a missed opportunity. Benicio del Toro is suitably weighty and fascinating in the lead role. Rated: 3/5 Apr 6, 2019 Full Review Pablo O. Scholz Clarín Here Del Toro imposes his presence every time he enters the frame. [Full review in Spanish] Jan 20, 2018 Full Review Hugo Hernández Valdivia Cinexcepción ... it illustrates the power that Escobar had, who could even dispose of the forces of order for his purposes. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 6/10 Dec 13, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Narciso R POINTLESS, ok movie but not good. The part I enjoyed the most was that everyone was walking past the beggar in front of the church door, that everyone ignored, by not giving him a cent. Basically a lot of killing, most of it innocent people who helped escobar, and that was his payment. Doesn't delve deeply enough on any point to make it interesting. Motto of the story, don't trust drug dealers. If you didn't learn that at an early age, now you know. NRJ. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 06/08/24 Full Review Terry S A beautifully filmed and acted story that will thrill and chill you from start to finish--I promise. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 05/26/23 Full Review Audience Member I finally had the chance to see "(Escobar) Paradise Lost" and Wow, what a movie. Fantastic story and perfectly directed. Tense up to the very last second. As I had lived a year in Colombia owing a handicrafts/souvenir shop, starting just months after Pablo Escobar and other big bosses of the cartel had struck a deal with the government (not to be extradited to the US), I have personally seen the brutality of criminals and the whole society there. It was the most terrifying year of my life, including a man being shot right in front of my shop, with five bullets in the back, followed by another 5 right into his head. Afterwards the killer just smiled at me, being crouched in my store, and simply jump onto a motorbike with his companion. And this movie shows the truth and reality of all this scenery pretty down to the core. The movie is scarily real. 8/10 points Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review stoner j It kinda lingers for half the movie but the rest of it is very thrilling, especially the last half hour. Definitely worth the watch Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Oddball title of the year! This movie can’t quite decide what it wants to be. But wow is Del Toro excellent. And Hutcherson holds his own, too, all things considered. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/12/22 Full Review Audience Member Uno dei personaggi più cinematografici degli ultimi anni, visto da una prospettiva diversa, quella di una persona a lui vicina; questo è il merito maggiore per Andrea di Stefano. Per il resto, tutto troppo veloce e troppo superficiale, non si entra mai nel profondo dei momenti vissuti; ci si limita a farne una carrellata per poter arrivare in breve tempo al momento in cui tutto si decide. Piacevole, ma si poteva fare di più. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis When a young surfer (Josh Hutcherson) begins a relationship with the niece of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar (Benicio del Toro), he finds his life on the line after being pulled into the dangerous world of the Escobar family business.
      Andrea Di Stefano
      Dimitri Rassam
      Andrea Di Stefano
      Radius TWC
      Production Co
      Nexus Factory, Roxbury Productions, Chapter 2, Pathé, Junior Development, Orange Studio, Paradise Lost Film A.I.E.
      R (Violence|Grisly Images)
      Drama, Mystery & Thriller, Romance
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 26, 2015, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 19, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      1h 59m
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