Death by China Reviews

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Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
November 1, 2012
Manic and scattershot, Death by China is too overheated to impart its case with surgical precision. It feels, by God, but also overwhelms. Ergo, barely a recommendation.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 10, 2012
...unabashed agitative propaganda in the style of Michael Moore. It's selective in its facts, and it doesn't really engage its putative audience as adults, opting instead for cutesy graphics.
Full Review | Original Score: 80/100
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Tom Long
Detroit News
September 21, 2012
It sure makes you want to buy American. Assuming you can find anything American to buy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
August 24, 2012
It would make a nice TV infomercial, but certainly doesn't deserve a big-screen release.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
August 23, 2012
It is ... unabashedly one-sided and is short on solutions, other than the usual "Call your Congressional representatives."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
August 23, 2012
[A] rabid piece of agitprop, which swamps a number of legitimate arguments against the current trade arrangement between the U.S. and China with the strident brushstrokes of a bad editorial cartoon.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
August 20, 2012
Angry, fatally biased but watchable documentary ranting at China for its transgressions and damage done to the U.S. economy cries out for second opinions from other corners besides those damning.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
August 19, 2012
Further confirmation that agitprop documentaries have become wedded to a template that undermines their very arguments.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jay Antani
Paste Magazine
August 17, 2012
As a wake-up call... Navarro scores points.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ronnie Scheib
August 17, 2012
One need not fully subscribe to Peter Navarro's demonization to appreciate his lucid wake-up call to the imminent dangers of the huge U.S.-China trade imbalance and its disastrous impact on the American economy.
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
August 16, 2012
Doc offers plenty of good reasons to worry about China, but is astonishingly heavy-handed.
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Andrew Schenker
Village Voice
August 14, 2012
The bulk of the film contains as much hysterical rhetoric as sober analysis.
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