China Blue Reviews

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Beverly Berning
culturevulture.net
April 23, 2007
Globalization is here to stay, and it presents us with yet another set of problems that we must address. China Blue does not offer solutions, but it might help get us to stop ignoring the problems. It is the little elephant that roared.
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Janice Page
Boston Globe
March 8, 2007
Though its dissection of globalization is sobering and sharp-tongued in places, the film's approach is ultimately more diary than diatribe, centered on the kind of girls who would rather dance than despair.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
February 12, 2007
in the same category as Riis' "How the Other Half Lives" and other scathing exposes from America's own less than noble economic past. Patently angry, but never strident, this film is as intelligent as it is jarring
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Kam Williams
Denver Urban Spectrum
January 27, 2007
Just the latest in an invaluable string of eye-opening documentaries designed to make Westerners face the fact that their relatively high standard of living comes at the expense of impoverished, indigenous peoples of the Third World.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
January 26, 2007
Heartbreaking yet boldly essential documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
January 26, 2007
After watching the eye-opening documentary China Blue, you're likely to think twice the next time you want to buy a pair of jeans. At the very least, your conscience will bother you knowing that the garments were made at sweatshops in China.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
January 26, 2007
A heartbreaking and meticulous documentary about life inside a blue-jeans factory in China, reveals more than we may care to know about the provenance of our most beloved item of clothing.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
January 26, 2007
A must-see--if not by the average consumer, then by politicians and U.N. officials.
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Michelle Orange
Village Voice
January 24, 2007
... China Blue feels stage-managed at times, but the conditions of this 750-person factory are heartbreaking ...
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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
January 19, 2007
The most heartbreaking, moving film in theaters right now is not Babel, Letters From Iwo Jima or Little Children. It is China Blue, a documentary about sweatshop workers at a denim factory.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
January 15, 2007
The film does not benefit from the great power of contrast that was central to the superior Mardi Gras: Made in China, but it's crucial for its very methodical study of life inside a sweatshop.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
October 14, 2005
Pic's degree of access and intimacy is surprising, even more so when closing intertitles reveal Chinese authorities did try to shut down the filmmakers several times.
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