Escobar Paradise Lost Trailer. Andrea Di Stefano‘s Escobar: Paradise Lost (2014) international movie trailer stars Josh Hutcherson, Benicio Del Toro, Brady Corbet, Claudia Traisac, and Carlos Bardem. Escobar: Paradise Lost‘s plot synopsis: “A young Canadian surfer (Hutcherson) travels to the Columbian coast in search of the perfect waves and finds the woman of his dreams. His problems begin when he gets to know her uncle – the notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar (del Toro).”
On the film:
THR: “This ambitious directorial debut by Italian actor Andrea Di Stefano takes some helpful hints from The Godfather in concentrating on the family circle around a notorious criminal figure, making possible a multi-dimensional view of the notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar which is further aided by a full-bodied performance from Benicio del Toro.”
Variety: “Escobar offers an odd mix of action movie, romantic melodrama and cautionary traveler’s tale, which works better than it should thanks to Del Toro’s fascinating performance and Di Stefano’s assured, muscular helping.”
The Playlist: “Unfortunately, Escobar is a supporting character in his own movie, a situation that brings to mind “The Last King of Scotland,” which enlisted Forest Whitaker to play Idi Amin but then similarly decided we’d rather spend more screen time with a completely fictional Caucasian who gets improbably pulled into the foreign despot’s lair. Perhaps ‘Escobar’ writer-director Andrea Di Stefano was following the advice that a little bit of a super-villain goes a long way, but there’s a lot of stretching involved to set a movie entirely in Colombia and then go through hoops to make the lead a Canadian.”
IndieWire: “It’s Del Toro who manages the strongest achievement, imbuing Escobar with a creepy blend of charm and cruelty as he peers out from above a scrappy beard and orders death with ease. Short of his forgettable turn in “The Wolfman,” this is the actor’s first genuine monster role.”
Escobar: Paradise Lost also stars Ana Girardot, Laura Londoño, Lauren Ziemski, and Aaron Zebede.
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