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Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Glorifying narco-themed docu has drugs, violence, sex talk.

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very pisfull movie recomend for kids and moms and family

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Great messages
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Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

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The interesting six-part docuseries chronicles how Willy Falcon and Sal Magluta's became some of most powerful narco-traffickers of all time. But while it offers lots of details about how their empire was run, their dealings with seemingly inept law enforcement, and the legal antics that followed their arrests, the real draw to Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami are the upbeat interviews with some of the colorful former members of the organization. As these business associates and romantic partners (including Real Housewives of Miami cast member Alexia Echevarria) detail the events that transpired, they share candid, sometimes surprisingly upbeat narratives that highlight what the experience was like.

The cast's stories are engaging, and fans of narco-themed TV will find it worth the watch. But others will find it problematic that the drug trade and the role these folks had in it are romanticized. Much is made about the fact that Falcon and Magluta, as well as their network of wing men, were very young when they entered the business; they viewed what they were doing as "having fun" vs. committing major state and federal crimes. Furthermore, while it highlights the legal consequences of their actions, the harm done to the victims of their crimes is severely downplayed. This approach makes for some good TV entertainment, but fails to tell the whole story.

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