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October 4, 2012
The director's touch is evident in the way he chose just the right backgrounds and costumes for each character; the DEA agents wear blue suits in a bland outdoor setting while Platshorn wears a Hawaiian shirt ...
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
February 10, 2012
A documentary about ordinary-looking people who made a lot of money selling marijuana who then spent a lot of years in prison for selling a product people wanted to buy for a price they were willing to pay for it.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 16, 2011
The title refers to bales of pot that anyone could pick up for free after the smugglers toss it from a boat or plane when pursued by the law.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 17, 2011
A hilarious, tragic tale of Florida ganja.
April 16, 2011
Lacks the contact high hallucinatory thrust of say, Limitless. But gets the grim war on ganja right, related to McCarthyism, the CIA Bay Of Pigs invasion of Cuba, hash brownies and autism, the Bank of Scotland, and FBI agents who wear identical shades.
April 15, 2011
Corben has done an impressive amount of journalistic research that will be of particular interest to South Florida audiences.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 15, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 15, 2011
You could get a contact high just watching it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 12, 2011
Square Grouper's admirably backhanded inquiry into the social and economic costs of weed criminalization extends far beyond the wake-and-bake crowd.
April 14, 2011
A curiously inert documentary about pot smuggling in South Florida in the 1970s and '80s.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 11, 2011
Billy Corben's doc boasts little intoxicating energy or compelling drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 6, 2011
Think of it as the cinematic equivalent of a buzz-kill.
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