The House I Live In (2012 film)

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The House I Live In
TheHouseILiveIn poster.jpg
Directed by Eugene Jarecki
Produced by Eugene Jarecki
Melinda Shopsin
Written by Eugene Jarecki
Starring Nannie Jeter
David Simon
Music by Robert Miller
Cinematography Sam Cullman
Derek Hallquist
Release date
  • October 5, 2012 (2012-10-05)
Running time
108 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The House I Live In, directed by Eugene Jarecki, is a 2012 documentary film about the War on Drugs in the United States.



The documentary has been well received. Among the review aggregators, Rotten Tomatoes gave it 95% based on 55 reviews[7] and Metacritic gave it 77/100 based on 24 reviews.[8] Roger Ebert says The House I Live In "makes a shattering case against the War on Drugs."[9] Peter Bradshaw reviewed the film for The Guardian and summed it up as an "angry and personal attack on America's war on drugs [that] contends it is a grotesquely wasteful public-works scheme".[10]


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  1. ^ "The House I Live In at Landmark Theatres". Landmark Theatres. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ Coppernoll, Carrie. "Weapons surface in prison sweep". newsok. Retrieved 5 June 2018. 
  3. ^ "Substance Use Research Center". Archived from the original on 2013-06-23. Retrieved 2013-06-05. 
  4. ^ "Marc Mauer". The Sentencing Project. Archived from the original on 2013-02-25. Retrieved 2013-06-05. 
  5. ^ "Richard Lawrence Miller: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle". Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2013-06-05. 
  6. ^ "Susan Randall – Founder & Director". Archived from the original on 2012-02-04. Retrieved 2013-06-05. 
  7. ^ The House I Live In at Rotten Tomatoes
  8. ^ The House I Live In at Metacritic
  9. ^ Ebert, Roger (October 10, 2012). "The House I Live In :: :: Reviews". Sun Times. Archived from the original on October 15, 2012. Retrieved January 14, 2012.  3.5/4 stars
  10. ^ Bradshaw, Peter (November 22, 2012). "The House I Live In – review". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on November 10, 2013. Retrieved January 14, 2012.  4/5 stars
  11. ^ "Independent Lens: The House I Live In (PBS)". Peabody Award. Archived from the original on September 17, 2016. Retrieved August 20, 2016. 

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Preceded by
How to Die in Oregon
Sundance Grand Jury Prize: U.S. Documentary
Succeeded by
Blood Brother