Square Grouper: The Godfathers of Ganja - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Square Grouper: The Godfathers of Ganja Reviews

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
April 11, 2011
Billy Corben's doc boasts little intoxicating energy or compelling drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Rachel Saltz
New York Times
April 14, 2011
A curiously inert documentary about pot smuggling in South Florida in the 1970s and '80s.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Joe Leydon
April 6, 2011
Think of it as the cinematic equivalent of a buzz-kill.
Sarah Boslaugh
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
Prairie Miller
WBAI Radio
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.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
April 15, 2011
You could get a contact high just watching it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jason Bailey
April 15, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
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
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
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.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
April 15, 2011
Corben has done an impressive amount of journalistic research that will be of particular interest to South Florida audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Andrew O'Hehir
April 17, 2011
A hilarious, tragic tale of Florida ganja.
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