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How to Make Money Selling Drugs.

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A movie that should be banned within 100 yards of a school, "How to Make Money Selling Drugs" is two films: An ironically fashioned edu-doc about the vagaries of dealing dope, dodging cops and maximizing profits; and a righteous screed against the War on Drugs. By being both glib and preachy, this highly stylized docu ends up being a tiresome buzz-kill, and despite the imprimatur of producer Adrian Grenier, will probably be consigned to TV, where it's chapter-by-chapter structure--and profiles with the American idols of the drug world--will conform comfortably to commercial breaks.

CREDITS: Directed by Matthew Cooke. Reviewed at Toronto Film Festival (TIFF Docs), Sept. 8, 2012. Running time: 96 MIN.

With: 50 Cent, Eminem, Susan Sarandon, Woody Harrelson, David Simon, Bobby Carlton, Freeway Rick Ross.

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Author:Anderson, John
Publication:Variety
Article Type:Movie review
Date:Sep 17, 2012
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