Looking back, director Steven Soderbergh's ensemble drama about the drug war feels like it could be a Netflix show or an HBO limited series. With its multiple plot threads, impressive cast of movie stars, and ripped-from-the-headlines subject matter, the movie resembles many of the prestige TV standouts of the last few years. Like The Night Of, the movie itself was based on a British miniseries. But despite those small-screen trappings, it still works as a movie: Soderbergh bathes each section in a distinct color palette, Benicio Del Toro steals scenes with glee, and, perhaps most important, it's all over in a relatively crisp 147 minutes.
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