SXSW Film Review: The Legend of Shorty

Posted in Film, Reviews, SXSW
By Sam Bathe on 8 Mar 2014

When it was announced that at last authorities had captured notorious kingpin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman after 13 years on the run, one might have thought the gods were shining on the producers of doc The Legend of Shorty but instead it just feels like a missed opportunity.

Missing out on the chance to get under the skin of the fascinating druglord and explore his past and rise to the top with the  Sinaloa cartel, instead the filmmakers embark on a childish road trip to try and arrange a meeting with Guzman and prove failures to capture him are simply through a lack of trying.

2/5

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