The Anonymous People
The Anonymous People (2014)

Directed by Greg Williams, The Anonymous People features prominent people who are living publicly in long-term recovery, like former NBA star Chris Herren, award-winning actress Kristen Johnston (3rd Rock From the Sun, The Exes), Miss USA… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 14, 2014
DVD Release Date: June 9, 2014
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Geoff Pevere
Globe and Mail

Almost incoherent.

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Brent Simon

Leads with its considerable heart, but can't summon the sort of order and focus necessary to convert generalized sympathy into stronger lasting memory or impulse for action.

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Harvey S. Karten

A well-meaning but uninspiring documentary lobbying for treatment, not incarceration, for addicts

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Michael Nordine
Village Voice

Feels less like dynamic, insightful filmmaking and more like a well-intentioned PSA.

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Kam Williams
Baret News

This passionate polemic might very well go down in history for transforming public opinion about the recovery movement.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

However good the intentions, this sluggish documentary about the stigma of substance abuse and the barriers to recovery never comes close to catching fire.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Heartfelt and provocative, but not thorough or well-rounded enough.

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