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Code of the West

2012

Code of the West Poster
  • A repetition sets in early on that moots the film's dramatic impact. Cohen's failure of empathy for those who strive to outlaw medicinal marijuana turns the protestors into hissable puritanical bad guys. If Cohen had explored the fear that drove the protestors of Montana Cannabis, the potential good intentions that may have sadly mutated into a form of repression, she might've made a rich and haunting film, rather than a sporadically poignant public-service message.