Prescription Thugs



Director Chris Bells latest documentary explores the rampant abuse of prescription drugs in America, shedding light on the staggering consumption rate of 75% and delving into the motivations of big pharmaceutical companies, doctors, and the FDA, aiming to start a dialogue about the ethical concerns surrounding the industry and its impact. Prescription Thugs is a 2016 Indian English-language Documentary movie featuring Sathish Ninasam, Sonu, Roger Narayan, Jeff Hatch, Chris Leben, Matthew Wiese and Kathryn Taylor. The movie is based on D. K. Ravi. Jacob Films in association with Jadyan Motion Pictures. were the production houses involved in the project along with executive producer(s) N. Dinesh Rajkumar and Mathew Verghese. Prescription Thugs is written by Josh Alexander and Jacob Verghese and it is directed by Chris Bell, Josh Alexander and Jacob Verghese. Prescription Thugs was released on 22nd January 2016. Cinematography was done by D.Sasi Kumar and editing by Bavan Sreekumar. The music was composed by Poornachandra Tejaswi along with Judah Sandhy.
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Release Date22 JAN 2016




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Average Review Rating : positive


Positive Review Rating : 64%

    • Chris Packham

      Its unusually confessional and often moving, but Bells film is unsatisfying as a piece of documentary journalism. ( Read More )
    • Clayton Dillard

      The effect is surely meant to be cumulative and ultimately overwhelming, but Bell, who appears on camera just as much as his subjects, settles for sentimental straw manning and syllogistic logic in his pursuit of capital T truth by turning each segment into a repetitive pity party. ( Read More )
    • Amber Wilkinson

      His film may be a little cluttered and unwieldy but its personal slant has an intensity that is likely to make audiences think about the implications of twisting off a safety cap. ( Read More )
    • Sheri Linden

      Though the movie, a world premiere selection at Tribeca, isnt consistently eye opening and has its repetitive stretches, its overall mix is engaging and heartfelt, an accessible combo that could click with a wide viewership. ( Read More )
    • Martin Tsai

      Despite his casual aura, the filmmaker is eloquent and thoughtful. ( Read More )
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