• Prescription Thugs (2016)

Prescription Thugs

Release Date: January 22nd, 2016

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary

Filmmaker Chris Bell examines the pharmaceutical industry and prescription-drug addiction in America.

Director: Chris Bell

Genres: Documentary

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Martin TsaiLos Angeles Times

    Despite [Bell's] casual aura, the filmmaker is eloquent and thoughtful. He argues that Big Pharma merely services consumer demand for quick fixes with "magic" pills, bringing his cautionary tale full circle. show more

  • 25
    Clayton DillardSlant Magazine

    It's symptomatic of the one-man-show form of polemical exposé that's come to dominate, and deteriorate, documentary practice. show more

  • 80
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Thugs offers a damning summary of the FDA approval process as a closed loop in which one hand washes the other and crucial data can remain hidden. show more

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