Watch: Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty 2014 123movies, Full Movie Online – A documentary that chronicles the hunt for the notorious Mexican drug lord El Chapo..
Plot: The Legend of Shorty is the story of a man and a myth
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|6.2/10 Votes: 395|
|63% | RottenTomatoes|
|53/100 | MetaCritic|
|N/A Votes: 8 Popularity: 1.284 | TMDB|
Compelling, sometimes shocking documentary
A compelling, quest-based documentary that sees a pair of film-makers (one British, one Peruvian) travel to the USA and Mexico in the hunt for a notorious Mexican drug lord nicknamed ‘Shorty’. This has much in common with the kinds of globe-trotting documentaries that Ross Kemp regularly makes for Sky these days, with the unwelcome addition of a number of musical interludes (I could have done without all the music, which is why this gets a lower rating than I’d have liked to give it).
The narrative is focused and wide-ranging, exploring all of the different facets of the drug dealer’s life and career, and you get a thorough overview of the whole situation. Camera-work and dialogue are fine. The film-makers manage to get themselves into a couple of dangerous situations, which makes for all the more compelling viewing, and there’s some graphic footage of the ultimate consequences of the drug-dealing business that wouldn’t be out of place in the likes of FACES OF DEATH, so be warned.
Looking for Shorty comes up Short in its outlook
Okay with such a title of a documentary, there are tons of puns galore you can come up with on this one, but the subject matter is no laughing matter.
We have two journalists/documentary makers out to try to find the elusive Mexican drug lord El Chapo (‘Shorty’) who is currently the world’s most notorious drugs crime lord. Going and escaping from wherever they can, our leads interview just anyone who is brave enough to talk. Quite often you will feel very disturbed by some of the replies from a selection of those interviewed.
This is a graphic and honest documentary, and the question is just what will he be like when or if the documentary do find him? That’s the mystery.
It’s nothing special in it making, and really we are watching our leads on a wild goose chase.
It’s interesting and unsettling, worth a viewing but you’ll get little out of it.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 30 min (90 min)
Genre Documentary, News
Director Angus MacQueen
Writer Angus MacQueen
Actors Federico Louhau
Country United Kingdom, United States, Mexico
Awards 1 nomination
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Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
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