By Gregory Crofton
Not having seen Eugene Jareki’s “The House I Live In,” the other anti-drug war doc released in 2012, I can only say that it’s got a high bar if it aims to better “How to Make Money Selling Drugs.”
It is a scorching indictment of the Nixon War on Drugs that started in the 1970s and continues today. Interviews with the King of Crack Freeway Rick Ross, “Wire” creator David Simon, Eminem, once a Vicodin addict, former-law enforcement officials and many others make this doc zip along. You get the inside scoop on selling drugs, then learn how wrong America has gone in it’s fight against that sales and distribution system.
“How to Make Money Selling Drugs” was directed by Matthew Cooke. He also edited and produced the frightening Catholic Church abuse doc “Deliver From Evil” (2006). The narrator is the only complaint I’ve got. His voice is too tabloid, but after a while the content takes over and you become somewhat numb to it.