Cocaine Godmother

2017 "The Griselda Blanco Story"
5.6| 1h40m| NA| en| More Info
Released: 12 November 2017 Released
Producted By: Lifetime
Country: United States of America
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At the age of 17, Griselda Blanco, made her way to the U.S. with a fake passport with her first husband Carlos. Living in Queens with her three sons, Griselda became enticed by the money the drug world offered, and quickly became embroiled with local drug runners. Griselda masterminded the use of beautiful women, the elderly and children as the mules and created false-bottom suitcases to smuggle cocaine from Colombia.


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Breakinger A Brilliant Conflict
Allison Davies The film never slows down or bores, plunging from one harrowing sequence to the next.
Paynbob It’s fine. It's literally the definition of a fine movie. You’ve seen it before, you know every beat and outcome before the characters even do. Only question is how much escapism you’re looking for.
Fulke Great example of an old-fashioned, pure-at-heart escapist event movie that doesn't pretend to be anything that it's not and has boat loads of fun being its own ludicrous self.
cfj-93814 Catherine Zeta-Jones is a talented actress who has made good films before (Chicago, etc.) But this one is a very bad choice for her. With all the talented Latina actresses out there couldn't they have found one to play Griselda, this more than life character? Just because a white woman has really dark hair does not a Latina she make. The accent is Horrible and there are times when you hear a slip of her Welsh come out. Not only that, but while her clothes are very nice, however they make her look old like she is 60 instead of a woman in her thirties. Those scarves make her look like a cancer patient(no disrespect to said patients). The music was great but Catherine danced horribly in it. She's a trained dancer and I am not sure why they had her "dancing" like that.Lifetime, your movies are usually cheesy but everybody likes them so do better next time. If you want to do a movie about someone who is not white, make sure you cast actors that actually fit the role. It would be much more believable.
Bob Rutzel This is based upon a true storyDEA Agent Jimmy (Warren Christie) narrates most of this movie in his efforts to find and put the Cocaine Godmother, Griselda Blanco (Catherine Zeta Jones) in jail. Griselda ruled the 1970s drug trade and was creative in using: the elderly to act as mules to carry drugs, suitcases with false bottoms, drive-by hits on motorcycles and beautiful women who hid drugs on their person. She is also credited with over 200 murders to include children and didn't let anyone get In her way. She was a cocaine addict and murdered three of her husbands. She was also openly bi-sexual. One of her partners was Pablo Escobar (Darcy Laurie), who didn't like her methods but left her alone because she moved more product than anyone else. Griselda was always one step ahead of the DEA as she moved around a lot from Colombia, New York, Miami, and California. Her sons were also in her drug business. Catherine Zeta Jones did a good job as Griselda although there were many Latino women who could have played the role. Since we don't know what Griselda was really like, we cannot criticize how Catherine Zeta Jones performed, but from what we saw, she did okay. There was a lot put in to this 2-hr production, and the pacing and the acting all around were good. Notables: Jenny Pellicer as Carolina, Griselda's main squeeze; Raul Mendez as Dario Sepulveda, who was Pablo Escobar's informant and later he becomes Griselda's third husband.It is kind of strange that we always knew about Pablo Escobar, but never heard of Griselda Blanco until now. What else is out there for us to find out about? Huh? (7/10)Violence: Yes. Sex: Yes. Nudity: No. Lesbian scenes: Yes. Humor: No. Language: No. Rating: B
dejavuicutooo I don't why they haven't made more movies about Griselda Blanco, regarding the fact that she was one of the leading people responsible for the drug war in the 70-80's, other than the fact that she was a woman. She was a major player within the drug game, but like I said because she was a woman, she doesn't get movies like "Blow" and "American Made", even though many kingpins probably got their cocaine from her. Anyway, the movie I thought for a made for TV film was decent, not Oscar worthy, nor Raspberry worthy, lol. Like when Carolina's eyes move lying in the bed, I laughed, (you will know what I am talking about when you see it). Otherwise, I enjoyed the movie, and thought it was a good film. I stayed focused throughout the movie. If it had a more of a budget, the movie could have been a lot bigger than what it was.
ops-52535 Well this was a slow low budget tv-production with one ''super star '' actor,trying to tell the story about griselda, which i would say was the most infamous drug queen-pin of all in american history. i would instead in this review recommend the high octan documentaries COCAINE COWBOYS 1 AND 2 ,that gives a very in depth look,from the insiders driving this era of drug you will also find a thouroghly told story about griselda,and what mighty powers and horrors she spread around the united states.the acting in this film are at b/c-level,even zeta made a poor job on this set. it is a biographical film,but the presentation and pace are very slow. overall a dissapointment.