The War on the War on Drugs
The War on the War on Drugs (2002)

Shot with a team of nonprofessional actors, Cevin Soling's frenzied collection of comedic "bits" makes a joke out of the "War on Drugs." The politically incorrect lineup of off-the-wall skits includes "Dr.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 27, 2002
DVD Release Date: April 3, 2007
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

The War on the War on Drugs is a lively and well-executed satire that sweetens its occasional truths with rebellious humor.

Tasha Robinson
AV Club

Like so much drug-related humor, it's best suited for viewers who happen to be really, really wasted.

Eric Monder
Film Journal International

The film becomes repetitive and dull.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Generally witless ode to illegal substances.

Peter L'Official
Village Voice

Ineptitude is so thorough here that War on . . . could only make sense as a sinister governmental smear campaign to justify the war on drugs and total sobriety.

Doug Brunell
Film Threat

Drugs can be a catalyst to all kinds of creativity... and they can hamper it, too. Unfortunately, that seems to be the case here.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

The War on the War on Drugs strings together 60 amateurish short films to tell us drugs are cool, man.

Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

This sly guerilla documentary takes pot shots, pun intended, at both the absurdities and victim injustices inherent in the US government's longstanding campaign against lighting up.

Ken Fox
TV Guide

Like so much dope humor, Soling's logic is fuzzy, and you'd have to be pretty high to find any of it funny.

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