The City Addicted to Crystal Meth

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The City Addicted to Crystal Meth
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Written byLouis Theroux
StarringLouis Theroux
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
ProducerLouis Theroux
Running time60 minutes
Original release9 August 2009 (2009-08-09)
Preceded byA Place for Paedophiles
Followed byAmerica's Medicated Kids

The City Addicted to Crystal Meth is a British documentary by Louis Theroux.[1] It was televised on 9 August 2009. Theroux filmed his documentary in Fresno, California which has one of the highest number of crystal meth users in the United States.[2]


The documentary had mixed reviews.[3] The Times said "Theroux risks becoming the Alan Whicker de nos jours, a tourist with a typewriter, peering into these other lives but rarely getting dirty himself."[4]

The Guardian called the work "an extraordinary film, a sad portrait of a very different California".[1]


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b Wollaston, Sam (10 August 2009). "Louis Theroux – The City Addicted to Crystal Meth – Grizzly Bear Face-Off: Austin Stevens' Adventures". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 21 September 2010.
  2. ^ "This quality drama is best on the box". Lancaster and Morecambe Citizen. 13 August 2009. Retrieved 4 October 2010.
  3. ^ Sutcliffe, Tom (10 August 2009). "The Weekend's Television: Louis Theroux: The City Addicted to Crystal Meth, Sun, BBC2 Revelations: Talking to The Dead, Sun, Channel 4 Rock'n'Roll Hotel, Fri, BBC1". The Independent. London. Retrieved 4 October 2010.
  4. ^ "Louis Theroux: The City Addicted to Crystal Meth; Jam & Jerusalem". The Times. Retrieved 4 October 2010.
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