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Cocaine Cowboys (2006) Set during the cocaine wars of the late '70s and early '80s, this documentary is out to reveal how Miami vice really worked: less glitz,… 2006-10-27 R PT118M Documentary Magnolia Pictures
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Cocaine Cowboys (2006)

MPAA Rating: R

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Cocaine Cowboys | HEAVY TRAFFICKING Roberts, who distributed over $2 billion worth of cocaine for the Medellin Cartel, steps out of the shadows in Cowboys
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HEAVY TRAFFICKING Roberts, who distributed over $2 billion worth of cocaine for the Medellin Cartel, steps out of the shadows in Cowboys
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Limited Release: Oct 27, 2006; Rated: R; Length: 118 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Set during the cocaine wars of the late '70s and early '80s, this documentary is out to reveal how Miami vice really worked: less glitz, even crazier piles of cash (the city's swank skyline was just about built on drug money), and far uglier violence. 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 information, though you may wish you'd gotten to know former trafficker Jon Roberts and former pilot Mickey Munday beyond their bank accounts and apparent obliviousness to danger. The most colorful hard case: Griselda Blanco, a homicidal Colombian ''Godmother'' who, no lie, makes Tony Montana look like Mother Teresa.

Originally posted Oct 25, 2006 Published in issue #905 Nov 03, 2006 Order article reprints