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April 2, 2013
Assassin Of Youth is a ridiculous film, but it has enough campy moments and cheesy acting to keep it lively and fun. Unlike films such as Marihuana and Reefer Madness, this one is more mild with its subject matter and not nearly as over the top, making it less fun to watch. Still, I think it's a fun, underrated B-movie that serves as a fascinating look into propaganda films of yesteryear and how people viewed such subject matter back in the day. If you like B-movies, you might have fun with this one.
January 18, 2011
Classic exploitation melodrama is better than most of its kind, managing a fast-paced, compelling - though ridiculous, as expected - story. Not great cinema by any means, but those who appreciate these kinds of films will find it a solid, entertaining entry to the genre.
October 17, 2010
Almost as funny as REEFER MADNESS.
Super Reviewer
September 15, 2010
I liked this movie a lot better than Reefer Madness, which is a similar film, but it still isn't a great movie.
½ January 16, 2008
better just watch the good clips of this featured in the documentary "Grass", unless you're really bored
½ October 8, 2007
Pretty ridiculous B-picture about the effects of marijuana, but it was still mildly entertaining and had an easy to follow story for something so cheaply made.
June 16, 2007
Under the guise of a flick that was created back-in-the-day to be a warning to all about the harmful and socially disruptful effects of the 'assassin of youth', a code term for cannabis, is a movie laden with satire done in a style and way that will provoke a comedic response in the same vein from many modern-day viewers.

The upstanding character of a narrator is portrayed as being so self-righteous, maybe normal behavior by standards of the 30?s era or even today?s modern-day rightwing Christians, that he could be potentially viewed as just as detached from reality as the dope fiends in which he scorns.

A movie with a moral message definitely not to be taken serious by most people today, but rather seen through the eyes of nostalgia at a remnant of archaic 1930?s ?anti-drug? propaganda.
February 3, 2007
What the hell is this crap?!
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