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Reefer Madness (Tell Your Children) (Doped Youth) Reviews

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TV Guide
March 28, 2007
All the performers either overact laughably or underact to the point of just standing in place and speaking lines in a monotone.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
March 28, 2007
The original antimarijuana film (1936), offering the true inside story of the devil weed that drives men to savage lusts and women to unspeakable depravities, along with a little bit of dumb fun.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
January 21, 2007
"Reefer Madness" is so outrageously over the top that it's tough to imagine it was taken seriously even in the 1930s.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
One of the most absurdly earnest exercises in paranoia you'll ever have the good fortune to see.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 28, 2006
The film is so idiotic that it almost demands being seen to confirm how bad it is.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
August 24, 2004
As the evidence mounts before us, it becomes clear that the general purpose of Reefer Madness was not pedantry, but vicarious lasciviousness.
| Original Score: 50/100
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 19, 2004
The most famous of all the vintage "message" movies from the 30s and 40s only gets, uh, better with age.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 11, 2004
...probably the granddaddy of all so-bad-it's-good cult films. I'm not sure it started a welcome trend.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
February 25, 2004
A true guilty pleasure; laughable today. More fun than educational.
| Original Score: 3/5
Brian Mckay
March 19, 2003
A laughable and ignorant indictment of marijuana culture. Even the camp appeal isn't worthwhile.
| Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
March 18, 2003
Not as funny as it sounds.
| Original Score: 1/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 2, 2003
This is neither the best nor the worst of this sort of thing -- nor even the most salacious. It may, however, be the silliest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Varney
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
The film is more interesting as a video time capsule reflecting what some saw as a threat to America's moral fiber.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 29, 2002
a campy classic, full of awful acting and blatant misinformation
| Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Null
February 13, 2001
Campy and just plain awful
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Matt Easterbrook
Matt's Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
Those of you who enjoy gathering with a bunch of friends and making fun of movies will get a huge kick out of this one, as will viewers who are stoned out of their flowery little minds.
Emanuel Levy
June 14, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5

Film Threat
June 4, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 18, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 3, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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