Cocaine Cowboys Synopsis
Survivors of the drug wars in 1970s and '80s Miami recall the violence and excess of the era.
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Film Threat

By K.J. Doughton
Traveling faster than a fat line of blow snorted from mirror to nose, Cocaine Cowboys is all rush and no crash.
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88

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
If "The Godfather" movies were based on real gangsters and some of them were still around to talk about the good old days, they might be as...
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Although the movie doesn't exactly romanticize the period, the film still generates a twinge of pride in viewers who lived in South Florida...
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75

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Cocaine cash financed Miami's renaissance, but the film never downplays the human cost at which that urban renewal was purchased.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Cocaine Cowboys, which at times seems like it could have been edited by someone on coke, comes at you as a vast bloody river of underworld...
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50

Chicago Tribune

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Cocaine Cowboys would be a great one-hour television piece. Unfortunately, it's a two-hour long documentary that recalls, in scrupulous,...
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50

Premiere

Cocaine Cowboys might work better as a miniseries for television; as it is, the two-hour running time is fatiguing and some of the later...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

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This is an ugly film, but with an undeniable allure.
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50

Austin Chronicle

By Marrit Ingman
Before the cocaine economy, Miami was a sleepy seaside hamlet, a "virgin city" with a permeable border and largely unprotected coastline.
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25

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
There are a couple of grams of interesting stories about Miami's drug traffic in Cocaine Cowboys, but the good stuff is cut with 50 kilos...
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Rated R | For Gruesome Violent Images, Pervasive Drug Content and Language