The Business of Drugs (2020) - Documentary, Crime

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To understand the origins and true impact of the business of drugs, a former CIA analyst investigates the economics of six illicit substances.

IMDB: 7.1
Stars: Amaryllis Fox, undefined
Length: N/A Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 7 out of 38 found boring (18.42%)

One-line Reviews (18)

Informative for a rookie, propaganda for the pro .

Don't waste your time on this garbage as it is misleading and shallow at best.

The history of the use is the only truth, it starts by introducing the host who explains why she joined the CIA from that moment you know it's a pointless watch as anything released by a CIA analyst relating to the war on drugs over the last 30 years is never going to factual.

Soft Political Propaganda Sandwiched by Some Good Info .

Just another propaganda push...

It's a shame Netflix has these types of documentaries that seem to be soft political messages hiding inside of compelling subjects and some decent information.

Blows my mind how Netflix can broadcast such biased view of drugs, also including political propaganda.

The Business of Drugs has some good info if you are new to the subject matter and and an engaging host to guide us through it.

Biased propaganda .

Enjoyable so far.

However, in a world where nearly all education on drugs is politicized in some way in favor of advocating the "war on drugs", the presentation of the material seeks and, in my opinion, successfully serves to re-baseline public knowledge of the black market of various drugs in a simple, digestible and entertaining way - suitable and obtainable for the massive Netflix audience to consume.

Engaging, entertaining and full of knowledge.

Netflix lately has become a synonym of propaganda.

A gripping combination of masked and unmasked field interviews from suppliers, couriers, peddlers, and 'business' owners humanizes the stories, leaving the viewer to weigh the pros or cons of the war on drugs vs.

Of course Netflix would have a very pro legalization documentary on drugs, but did it have to be so boring?

I expected more analysis and thoroughness from this show, but it recedes to well known talking points: poor farmers don't have a choice, large inequalities in source countries, all is driven by demand in US, efforts to curtail drug trafficking are pointless, criminalization doesn't consider therapeutic effects of drugs.

Filthy propaganda in sheep's(unbiased) clothing.

Political propaganda .