High Tech, Low Life Reviews

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Kalvin Henely
Slant Magazine
January 6, 2013
As far as its subject matter goes, the doc only scratches the surfaces, only reaffirming the simple idea that Internet censorship in China is prevalent and unfair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
January 9, 2013
We leave the film with no idea how many people are doing this in China, where these two stand within the online community, and whether state media outlets have changed at all in response to them.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
January 8, 2013
A narrow, albeit intriguing window into a technological revolt that deserves a more far-reaching film than this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Sam Adams
Time Out
January 9, 2013
An engaging study of the disparate characters who are drawn to speak out when the authorities crack the whip.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Andrew Schenker
Village Voice
January 9, 2013
Whatever their orientation, both men are intrepid in pursuing the truth, the consequences of which are made clear in a series of terrifying late-film crackdowns.
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
January 9, 2013
High Tech, Low Life ostensibly examines censorship of the Internet and news media in China. But the pic is driven less by its subject matter than by its two very different and utterly fascinating bloggers.
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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
April 4, 2013
"High Tech, Low Life" (not a good title) has a nice easy rhythm. It feels neither hurried nor emphatic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Robert Lloyd
Los Angeles Times
August 19, 2013
Maing's own camera captures the busy, rich and revealing life around them, with interested openness and visual intelligence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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