Evergreen: The Road to Legalization in Washington Reviews

September 4, 2014
...does what most activist documentaries about hot-button issues don't: It successfully shows all sides of the argument.
July 24, 2014
...a conventional and straightforward documentary...[but] well done and well worth seeing if you have any interest in either pot or the political process.
June 26, 2014
A taut, thorough chronicle of the 2012 campaign to pass Initiative 502 - which proposed legalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana for recreational use - "Evergreen" is an energetic study of a hard-fought battle.
June 20, 2014
Portraying emotion and devil's advocacy are this balanced film's strong suits.
June 19, 2014
Dual focus on the need to end the ineffective, destructive "war on drugs" and broader questions of political compromise gives director Riley Morton's film particular resonance.
June 19, 2014
Although there is little new in this film, in either information or presentation, it is an accurate and detailed documentation of how the law works right.
June 13, 2014
More than meets the eye. It is not just about the need to legalize a harmless weed but also about the divisions in the pro-legalization community on how to do it right.
June 13, 2014
...Evergreen feels like it only scratches the surface in between being self-congratulatory.
June 12, 2014
[An] assured documentary ...
June 11, 2014
A fascinating case study in the promise and perils of ballot-box democracy, and the give-and-take nature of social progress.
June 10, 2014
Because the battle for legalization is still being fought in most other states, the lack of an up-to-date perspective is frustrating.
June 10, 2014
The lack of suspense results in something like a one-sided pat on the back for everyone involved.