WHAT'S IT ABOUT

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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  1. Amy Currie July 10, 2019

    Filmmaker Asif Kapadia certainly has an exceptional knack for carefully editing existing footage into compelling stories. Sadly, when much of the footage comes from a mid-1980s handycam, it doesn't look brilliant when enlarged on a cinema screen, and at times it's difficult to make out exactly what we're seeing. Diego Maradona has some great moments (and that's coming from someone who is very much not a football enthusiast) but drags a little towards the end. Overall, it's worth a watch - particularly if you love the sport - but this is one film you might be better off watching on TV. Three stars.

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