Blow


In this dramatised look at how the cocaine invasion of America took place, we explore the role played by a small-time dagga smuggler who fell in with the Medellin Cartel in Columbia. Together with a distributor in LA, they taught Americans to use cocaine and became wildy rich in the process. However, when his romances upset the druglords, they sought to cut him out of the picture, and his world soon fell apart. Worth viewing for an understanding of how cocaine got to where it is in American culture.


120 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language) .
Crime, Drama

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Credits

Cast
Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Jordi Mollà, Franka Potente, Rachel Griffiths, Ray Liotta, Ethan Suplee
Director
Ted Demme
ScreenplayDavid McKenna, Nick Cassavetes, from the book by Bruce Porter
MusicGraeme Revell
CinematographyEllen Kuras
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SA distributor Nu Metro
Made in2001
Produced byApostle Pictures, Avery Pix, New Line Cinema, Spanky Pictures

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

The Moviesite
Ian Douglas
13
Cape Argus
Adrian Monteath
10
Cape Argus
Bianca Coleman
10
The Star
Janine Walker
12
Die Burger
Francois Smith
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
15
SA City Life
Tony Jackman
15
eye Weekly
Tom Lyons
5
Box Office
Paul M. Clinton
8
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
18
Total Film
Dan Jolin
5
Film Review
James Mottram
15
Uncut
Simon Lewis
10

What the People say

Internet
2046 Netizens
14

Average .. 57%

11

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: Some overseas critics did not like this, I thought it was pretty good. Its one flaw is not showing how badly cocaine affects the human body, but it does a great job portraying the greed and violence behind the trade.






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