• Unrated, 1 hr. 19 min.
  • Documentary
  • Directed By:
    Peter Navarro
    In Theaters:
    Aug 17, 2012 Limited
    On DVD:
    Jul 8, 2013
  • Area23A

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Death by China Reviews

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Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

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 Source: Shared Darkness | Original Score: B-

November 1, 2012
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...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 Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 80/100

October 10, 2012
Tom Long
Detroit News
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It sure makes you want to buy American. Assuming you can find anything American to buy.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B

September 21, 2012
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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It would make a nice TV infomercial, but certainly doesn't deserve a big-screen release.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1/4

August 24, 2012
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
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It is ... unabashedly one-sided and is short on solutions, other than the usual "Call your Congressional representatives."

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

August 23, 2012
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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[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 Source: AV Club | Original Score: D+

August 23, 2012
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

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.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

August 20, 2012
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Further confirmation that agitprop documentaries have become wedded to a template that undermines their very arguments.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 19, 2012
Jay Antani
Paste Magazine

As a wake-up call... Navarro scores points.

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 17, 2012
Ronnie Scheib
Variety
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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.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 17, 2012
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
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Doc offers plenty of good reasons to worry about China, but is astonishingly heavy-handed.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

August 16, 2012
Andrew Schenker
Village Voice
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The bulk of the film contains as much hysterical rhetoric as sober analysis.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

August 14, 2012
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