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It's simultaneously disgusting and compelling, especially since Corben has a knack for matching swift editing to the pulsing score by TV's original Miami Vice composer Jan Hammer. In the final analysis, it must be said that Cocaine Cowboys succeeds as a brash and breathtaking record of a bygone era, when murder rates were at an all-time high, coke was everywhere, and Miami was financially transformed into a nightlife mecca where criminals were kings. Or queens, as in the case of Griselda Blanco, the ruthless and self-appointed "Godmother" of the cocaine trade, who was responsible for countless murders and as of 2007 remained at large, her whereabouts unknown. All of this deadly life in the fast lane makes for a fascinating movie, but Corben and coproducer David Cypkin's breathless commentary makes it clear that they're young, immature thrill-seekers, and their film makes no apologies for glorifying the drug trade while exploring its bloody and frequently fatal consequences. Their commentary also accompanies an abundance of deleted scenes, and there's also a bonus featurette, "Hustlin' with the Godmother," in which Griselda Blanco's former lover and big-time coke dealer Charles Cosby tells his story, which clearly has all the makings of a Hollywood movie along the lines of Blow. You can bet that film will eventually be made, and don't be surprised if it's Corben who makes it. --Jeff Shannon
This movie makes me want to go to Miami just to see everything that they talk about.
This film is why, movies like Scarface, Blow, and Many other drug movies were made, true documentary of life in Miami Where drugs ruled the town.
The amount of money, guns and drugs in Miami during the "cowboy" days was unimaginable.
I love the original documentary and this is the same with new footage added. They even added a new intro and also some follow ups of the characters at the end. Read morePublished 1 month ago by D Kez
Awesome documentary that captures the chaotic time period of the late 1970's to the mid 1980's during the cocaine wars in South Florida! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tommy B. Ray
After viewing the movie, I would rate it as a five star movie for two reasons, (1) I have some personal Knowledge of parts of the movie and (2) I am in one part of the movie.Published 2 months ago by jOSEPH e. sIMON, jR.