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Reviews: The House I Live In (2012)

Reviews for this film from our members:

  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: You will hear a Lincoln historian, Richard Lawrence Miller, compare the War on Drugs to the Holocaust and be convinced. Then Jarecki finds a Lexington, Oklahoma corrections officer who finds his way to many of this man’s same conclusions.
  • Dustin Freeley @ Movies About Gladiators.com
    • Excerpt: A study of hegemony and its discontents
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Whatever your politics, you will find things to astonish and flabbergast and enrage you in what is perhaps the most cool-headed examination of America’s relationship to illegal drugs ever.
  • Donald Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
  • Bev Questad @ It’s Just Movies
    • Excerpt: Jarecki, the director, contends “you have to understand that the war on drugs has never been on drugs” and goes out to prove it with the support of Brad Pitt, John Legend and Danny Glover.
  • [New – 11/14/13] | Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk
    • Excerpt: Regardless of what side of the issue you fall on, give this one a try. It will likely make you see the national drug problem in a whole new way.
  • Tom Santilli @ Examiner.com
    • Excerpt: It’s rare that a documentary can feel personal while at the same time tackle widespread national issues, but that’s exactly what The House I Live In does.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guy’s Opinion
    • Excerpt: Thought-provoking, compelling documentary that vencourages you to look at our national drug policy in a broader context.
Updated: July 10, 2015 — 11:03 am

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