Addiction Incorporated (2011)
|Rating:||PG-13 (for thematic material involving smoking and addiction, and for some language)|
|Genre:||Documentary, Special Interest|
|Directed By:||Charles Evans, Jr.|
|Written By:||Don Whittemore|
|In Theaters:||Dec 14, 2011 Limited|
|On DVD:||Mar 15, 2016|
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Critic Reviews for Addiction Incorporated
While it's satisfying to see fat cats tamed by science and an enraged public, the movie misses the opportunity to sustain the pressure.
This straightforward documentary by Charles Evans Jr. is must viewing for anyone interested in public health and corporate ethics.
Once it finds its footing in old-fashioned journalism, the film packs a wallop.
"Addiction Incorporated" follows tobacco's journey downhill from respectability.
Rather than relying only on archival footage and a parade of talking heads, Evans mixes it up with reenactments of episodes in the past. It's subtly unobtrusive and effective.
Audience Reviews for Addiction Incorporated
A documentary that goes back to late 70's, and the shows us the post doctoral student Dr. Victor DeNoble and his friend Paul C. Mele being both hired by Phillips Morris with the task to develop a nicotine substitute once they were getting to the conclusion that the nicotine was driving millions of people to a heart attack. With a term of secrecy signed by both scientists, and their research laboratory shut down, it took more than one decade for the tobacco industry secret to be revealed. It is worth watching.
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