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How To Make Money Selling Drugs
A shockingly candid examination of how a street dealer can rise to cartel lord with relative ease, How to Make Money Selling Drugs is an insider's guide to the violent but extremely lucrative drug industry. Told from the perspective of former drug dealers, and featuring interviews with rights advocates Russell Simmons, Susan Sarandon, and David Simon (creator of "The Wire"), the film gives you the lessons you need to start your own drug empire while exposing the corruption behind the "war on drugs." (c) Tribeca Films

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A thoughtful, intelligent examination of the US war on drugs."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"Ultimately, the most frightening lesson the film teaches is just how dysfunctionally impervious to defeat the so-called war on drugs is ..."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Globe and Mail
"The subject matter is not always well served by the hammy, overcooked satirical treatment."
‑ Patrick Peters, Empire Magazine
"Deploys lots of sans serif graphics and handy statistics to explain how people escalate up the drug-dealing ladder."
‑ Leslie Felperin, Guardian
"Though over-emphatic, it benefits from great access to concerned celebs, ex-addicts and former dealers, most of whom found addiction at the end of the rainbow."
‑ Matt Glasby, Total Film
"This zippy documentary by Matthew Cooke can't compare to Eugene Jarecki's tragic and masterful The House I Live In (2012)."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"It often works, despite in-your-face graphics that occasionally do the job of resembling cheesy sales pitches a little too well."
‑ Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post
"It becomes a compelling, clear-sighted trip through the jungle; a documentary that rushes us in and then proceeds to point the way out."
‑ Xan Brooks, Observer [UK]
"Cooke catches our attention with his sardonic, training-handbook tone, which doesn't exclude shock and indignation when needed."
‑ Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
"This lively and engaging documentary may be set out like an informercial, but it teaches us about the drug trade with a pungent sting in its tail."
‑ Rich Cline,
"Highly entertaining and informative look at the war on drugs, offers a tongue-in-cheek manual of how to become a cartel leader. But it's not just a glib exercise & confronts the implications of a drug policy that many would agree is a disaster."
‑ David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle
""How to Make Money" is full of useful insights from people who know the drug trade well, including reformed dealers, ex-international smugglers, former cops, pundits, lawyers and government insiders."
‑ Tom Keogh, Seattle Times
"Persuasive, possessive and powerful, you'll feel like you've had a shot of nasal gold dust after just five minutes and the highs keep coming."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
"Stylishly directed and sharply written, this is an entertaining, informative and frequently shocking documentary that reaches a number of depressing conclusions."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"Who knew baby laxative had so many uses?"
‑ Charlotte O'Sullivan, This is London
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