Narco Cultura Reviews

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March 1, 2019
Narco Cultura is not for the weak of stomach, but if you can get past all the blood and dead bodies, it is one of the most eye-opening and critically disturbing films of 2013.
March 1, 2019
... I've never seen a more gut-wrenching indictment of the costs of criminalizing drugs.
May 17, 2018
At first, I feared that Schwarz was doing something worthy but obvious: showing how narcocorrido songs and movies make people rich by falsifying the horrific reality of the drug biz. But gradually you realize that things aren't so simple.
August 9, 2017
Narco Cultura is about a "disturbingly glorified conflict" that no one is paying attention to and how pop culture functions in society and in commerce. For people who care, it is a film not to be missed.
June 21, 2016
Narco Cultura is a wake-up call to anyone who doesn't understand the genesis of corrido music.
April 12, 2016
However you come at it, it seems that the perpetual slaughter south of the border is an American export product, paid for and fine-tuned by American self-indulgence.
August 18, 2014
Narco Cultura is terrifying, and impossible to forget.
May 30, 2014
Half of this film is a great, unforgettable look at the bloodiest battle ground in the War on Drugs. The other half is a muddled, almost pointless exploration of a subject that has very little to do with the great half.
April 16, 2014
[A]t times, his aesthetic is so strong that you forget the gruesome images are real and not the product of some Hollywood film.
March 5, 2014
Right out of the headlines, "Narco Cultura" is a documentary that offers insights into the world of drugs and music, north and south of the U.S.-Mexico border.
January 12, 2014
This documentary film opens with grim scenes of blood and death, and it doesn't get any better after that.
December 13, 2013
Photojournalist Shaul Schwarz's powerful documentary Narco Cultura gets inside the world of two men who, in very different ways, inhabit this horror.
December 6, 2013
It's impossible to watch Shaul Schwarz's grueling documentary about the Mexican drug wars and their influence on the whole of Mexican society without wondering how on earth such a hell on earth could have erupted right in our back yard.
December 6, 2013
This issue-based journalism piece yields diminishing returns the deeper it digs.
December 6, 2013
An eye-opening examination of Mexico's blood-soaked drug war and its unsettling pop-culture side effects, Narco Cultura is as overwhelming as it is absorbing.
December 6, 2013
This haunting documentary contrasts songs saluting Mexican drug lords as heroic bandits with the harrowing reality of life in murder-stained Juarez.
December 5, 2013
This dispassionate but devastating film looks at the drug wars from two very different but chillingly complementary perspectives.
December 5, 2013
Schwartz doesn't flinch with his camera. "Narco Cultura" contains footage that is deeply disturbing on a number of levels.
December 5, 2013
Tubas, accordions and beheadings. Hmmm...
December 5, 2013
After watching "Narco Cultura," it's hard to imagine any "recreational" user of pot wondering whether the joint he or she just smoked isn't soaked in human blood.
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