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Kid Cannabis (2014)




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Movie Info

KID CANNABIS is the true story of an Idaho teen dropout who builds a multimillion-dollar marijuana ring by trafficking drugs through the woods across the Canadian border. But his pursuit of the high life - complete with girls, guns, and vicious rival drug lords - may leave this ex-pizza boy in way over his head. (C) Well Go USAmore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: John Stockwell
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 8, 2014
Well Go USA Entertainment - Official Site


Jonathan Brown
as Nate Norman
Ron Perlman
as Barry Lerner
Aaron Yoo
as Brendan Butler
John C. McGinley
as John Grefard
Corey Large
as Giovanni Mendiola
Kieran Large
as Mike Hunt
Merritt Patterson
as Nicole Greffard
Paul Johansson
as Detective Morgan
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News & Interviews for Kid Cannabis

Critic Reviews for Kid Cannabis

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

A rollicking tale of border-running teenage pot entrepreneurs based on the real-life story of Nate Norman.

Full Review… | April 17, 2014
New York Times
Top Critic

Energetic and involving ...

Full Review… | April 17, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Nate comes across as an insufferably arrogant twerp stupid enough to believe there's loyalty in the underworld.

Full Review… | April 16, 2014
Village Voice
Top Critic

Writer-director John Stockwell finds the perfect loose yet manic tone for his ode to weed, filling his script with mordantly pungent lines

Full Review… | April 18, 2014
Film Journal International

The film works best when it shows Jonathan Daniel Brown's drug kingpin at his most inept and incapable, rather than elevating him to a pothead martyr.

Full Review… | April 16, 2014
Slant Magazine

Brown's performance as Norman goes deep enough to penetrate his protective bluster: There's more Max Fischer in him than Tony Montana. He's the reason this convincing pro-legalization editorial is also a memorable coming-of-age story.

Full Review… | April 15, 2014
The Dissolve

Audience Reviews for Kid Cannabis

John Stockwell's Kid Cannabis is an entertaining drama with a few comedic elements about a high school dropout who made millions selling marijuana. Although this is far from a perfect film, and in fact it's really a standard drama where a guy risks everything to make a quick buck, only to lose it in the end. We've seen this type of formula before, and it's a bit predictable. Despite this, I really like the film and thought it boasted some impressive performances as well. Overall this is a good movie, with a good story, good direction and effective performances, this is a worthwhile film to watch if you enjoy a rise and fall story. The film doesn't cover new ground, but is a worthy viewing due to the fact that it's a little different that your standard "drug dealer film" because of the fact that the lead character deals in marijuana. At first the film starts off a bit slow, with a fun atmosphere, but it slowly turns up, and it becomes a much darker film as it moves along. This is among John Stockwell's best films and I liked how he tackled the subject. Even if the film is predictable, Kid Cannabis is nonetheless an entertaining ride that is aided with a good cast of talented actors that are very good on-screen. If you enjoy the genre, you might like this, like I said, it doesn't break new ground, but is a good addition to the genre and there are quite a few memorable moments. With a fine mix of drama, a few comedic bits and thrills, Kid Cannabis is worth seeing if you have nothing else better to watch.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer


Jonathan Brown pretty much made this flick unwatchable for me. This story could certainly been turned into a cool movie but unfortunately felt like American Pie 12 meets some rich kid who financed his own movie to star in it


It has it's moments that are pretty funny.
But I can't stand Jonathan Brown.
Who honestly thought he is a good actor or is worth the time.

Kid Cannabis Quotes

John Grefard: The shit that we grow here... is fucking insane...
– Submitted by Will C (23 months ago)

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