Directed by Craig Renaud and Brent Renaud
As police and DEA agents battle sophisticated cartels, rural, economically-disadvantaged users and dealers–whose addiction to ICE and lack of job opportunities have landed them in an endless cycle of poverty and incarceration–are caught in the middle.
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★★★★ review by Tyler Scruggs on Letterboxd
Very good documentary that forced me to cover my eyes and ears no less than three times.
★★★★ review by funkshoi on Letterboxd
The most hopeless thing I’ve ever seen since The Road.
★★★½ review by Dov Doviak on Letterboxd
I sneaky powerful documentary on how drug trafficking effects people living in rural Arkansas. The Cops=esque elements of the police side of things feel a bit out of place at times and take away from the rest of the film's message, but overall, Meth Storm is a great film centered primarily around the brutally honest struggles and tragedy one family suffers.
★★★★ review by William Lindus on Letterboxd
Sometimes, a documentary can shine simply based on its level of access. METH STORM: ARKANSAS USA is such a film, following a family in Arkansas for a few years as they deal with meth addiction and criminal consequences. This type of access doesn't happen by accident; the Renaud brothers have clearly cultivated a strong relationship with this family to be allowed to film the things that appear in this film.
This documentary showcases a problem and doesn't have any solutions, but that's okay; in this case, the film is focused on highlighting the humanity of the people involved in the problem, and does so expertly.
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