The House I Live In Eugene Jarecki's documentary dissection of the war on drugs offers a powerfully despairing view of a crackdown that began in the Nixon era. Working as… The House I Live In Eugene Jarecki's documentary dissection of the war on drugs offers a powerfully despairing view of a crackdown that began in the Nixon era. Working as… 2012-10-12 Unrated PT108M Documentary
Movie Review

The House I Live In (2012)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
ENDLESS WAR This documentary argues that the ''war on drugs'' has become futile
ENDLESS WAR This documentary argues that the ''war on drugs'' has become futile
EW's GRADE
A

Details Limited Release: Oct 12, 2012; Rated: Unrated; Length: 108 Minutes; Genre: Documentary

Eugene Jarecki's documentary dissection of the war on drugs offers a powerfully despairing view of a crackdown that began in the Nixon era. Working as a superb investigative journalist, Jarecki demonstrates all the ways that the ''war'' has become futile in The House I Live In, but also how it is now an unstoppable industry, with privatized prisons run as economic engines. Jarecki talks to convicts, corrections officers, judges, and — in a fantastic interview — David Simon, creator of The Wire, who argues that the targeting of minorities, fused with mandatory sentencing, has turned the war on drugs into ''a holocaust in slow motion.'' A

Originally posted Oct 03, 2012 Published in issue #1228-1229 Oct 12, 2012 Order article reprints
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Weekend of Aug 24 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
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1.
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$17.6 4 $251.9 A-
2. $16.8 3 $145.6 C+
3.
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$16.4 1 $16.4 C-
4. $11.0 2 $45.2 F
5. $9.0 1 $9.0 NA
6.
The Giver
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$6.7 2 $24.1 C-
7.
The Expendables 3
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$6.6 2 $27.5 B
8. $6.5 1 $6.5 C+
9.
The Hundred-Foot Journey
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$5.6 3 $32.7 B
10.
Into the Storm
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$3.8 3 $38.3 D+
* in millions