...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.
| Original Score: 80/100
The bulk of the film contains as much hysterical rhetoric as sober analysis.
Further confirmation that agitprop documentaries have become wedded to a template that undermines their very arguments.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Doc offers plenty of good reasons to worry about China, but is astonishingly heavy-handed.
It would make a nice TV infomercial, but certainly doesn't deserve a big-screen release.
| Original Score: 1/4
It is ... unabashedly one-sided and is short on solutions, other than the usual "Call your Congressional representatives."
| Original Score: 2/5
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.
[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.
| Original Score: D+
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.
| Original Score: B-
It sure makes you want to buy American. Assuming you can find anything American to buy.
| Original Score: B
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.
As a wake-up call... Navarro scores points.
| Original Score: 2.5/4