Loving Pablo

critic Reviews

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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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    Mikel ZorrillaEspinof
    'Loving Pablo' wants to address too much and fails to hit any of the aspects about Pablo Escobar's life. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Ron WilkinsonIt's Just Movies
    A thriller without a twist, the love affair that may, or may not, have brought a big man down.
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    Paula Vázquez PrietoLa Nación (Argentina)
    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]
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    Ezequiel BoettiOtroscines.com
    A film that is correct and interesting, but still doesn't manage to escape the trappings of biopics. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Pablo O. ScholzClarín
    For those who only know that Escobar was a narcoterrorist, the film will surely surprise you, scene after scene. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Juan Pablo RussoEscribiendoCine
    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]
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    Carey-Ann PawseyOrca Sound
    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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    Kaleem AftabCineuropa
    The film is oddly reluctant, given that this is being told from Vallejo's point of view, to spend the time needed to explore the relationship between the two... The filmmakers are more interested in Escobar than Vallejo.
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    Don ShanahanEvery Movie Has a Lesson
    Cruz and Bardem may bring mountainous talent and automatic torrid chemistry as a real-life couple, but that heat does not materialize strong enough.
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    Alan ScherstuhlDenver Westword
    A lavishly entertaining, deeply amoral drug-life biopic that's never believable for a second.
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