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DIEGO MARADONA

(NR) Double Exposure - 130 min
  • DIRECTOR: Asif Kapadia
  • STARRING: Diego Armando Maradona

SHOWTIMES 09/23/2019 (change date):

Synopsis:

Constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage, this documentary centers on the career of celebrated football player Diego Armando Maradona, who played for S.S.C. Napoli in the 1980s.

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Reviews

Overall Rating Based on 17 Reviews
4.1 out of 5 stars
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Current Reviews
Robbie Collin (Critic)
5 out of 5 stars

Robbie Collin - Daily Telegraph (UK)

August 12, 2019
This is filmmaking with the hand of God upon it.

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh (Critic)
5 out of 5 stars

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh | Metro (UK)

August 12, 2019
Director Asif Kapadia adopts his signature style, rejecting talking heads to create an immersive viewing experience drawn from more than 500 hours of never-before-seen footage.

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Mark Kermode (Critic)
4 out of 5 stars

Mark Kermode - Observer (UK)

August 12, 2019
We are shown that thin line between adoration and abjection that anyone who lives their life in public must walk, with Maradona turning from god to devil almost in an instant.

Roe McDermott (Critic)
4 out of 5 stars

Roe McDermott (Hot Press)

August 12, 2019
Fascinating, if flawed, portrait of football's most infamous star.

Tom Shone (Critic)
4 out of 5 stars

Tom Shone - Sunday Times (UK)

August 12, 2019
Kapadia has a gift for unlocking these outsiders who attempt to outrun the system.

Harry Guerin (Critic)
5 out of 5 stars

Harry Guerin - RTÉ (Ireland)

August 12, 2019
What happens after the final whistle blows will leave you in agreement. And disbelief.

Adam Solomons (Critic)
3 out of 5 stars

Adam Solomons (HeyUGuys)

August 12, 2019
An effective, if not enlightening, documentary from one of the modern masters of the form.

Donald Clarke (Critic)
4 out of 5 stars

Donald Clarke (Irish Times)

August 12, 2019
[Maradona] remains as unknowable as a figure from ancient myth. None of this dents the appeal of a film that makes brilliant use of his terrible, doomed momentum.

Carlos Marañón (Critic)
4 out of 5 stars

Carlos Marañón - Cinemanía (Spain)

August 12, 2019
An addictive treatise on rebellion and its failure.

Mikel Zorrilla (Critic)
4 out of 5 stars

Mikel Zorrilla (Espinof)

August 12, 2019
A great documentary that captures the lights and shadows of the Argentinean star.

Jim Schembri (Critic)
3 out of 5 stars

Jim Schembri (3AW)

August 12, 2019
Made with Maradona's consent and co-operation, the unflattering portrait the film paints of his darker side suggests his editorial input was either negligible or that he dearly wanted all the warts of his story to be told.

Leigh Paatsch
4 out of 5 stars

Leigh Paatsch | Herald Sun (Australia)

August 12, 2019
The big move made by the filmmaker in capturing the mercurial, maddening essence of Maradona is executed very early in the doco.

David Sexton (Top Critic)
4 out of 5 stars

David Sexton (London Evening Standard)

August 12, 2019
It is about his rise and fall, the way celebrity broke him.

Charlotte O'Sullivan (Top Criti
4 out of 5 stars

Charlotte O'Sullivan (London Evening Standard)

August 12, 2019
Kapadia has said he wanted to "test" himself by documenting "somebody who is still around". Kapadia has passed his own test.

Philip De Semlyen (Top Critic)
4 out of 5 stars

Philip De Semlyen (Time Out)

August 12, 2019
Asif Kapadia's doc has the football and the drugs - think 'Scarface' with screamers - but it's a surprisingly emotional ride too

Sandra Hall (Top Critic)
4 out of 5 stars

Sandra Hall (Sydney Morning Herald)

August 12, 2019
Asif Kapadia has put together an extraordinarily intimate account of [Diego Maradona's] rise and fall, enriched by grainy but graphic footage recording every phase of his life

Eric Kohn (Top Critic)
5 out of 5 stars

Eric Kohn (indieWire)

August 12, 2019
The archival material retains a hypnotic quality, particularly when it comes down to the nuances of Maradona himself.