American Factory


American Factory

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In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.


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  • Of all the documentaries you see this year, this one most potently embodies the ever-changing sense of the words "Made in America."

    Apr 26, 2019 | Full Review…

    Peter Debruge

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  • A fascinating tragicomedy about the incompatibility of American and Chinese industries.

    Feb 1, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

    Eric Kohn

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  • The film is too earnest and well-intentioned to fall prey to racism, but there's a vein of xenophobia baked into its premise that lingers and leaves more of a bad taste than it should.

    Jan 26, 2019 | Full Review…
  • American Factory demands comparison to Barbara Kopple's Oscar-winning masterpiece American Dream with its frank and laudably objective portrait of the USA's working class and its struggle for prosperity.

    May 9, 2019 | Full Review…
  • American Factory constantly reminds us that everyone, no matter where they're from and despite their divergent motivations, shares the same basic needs for security and purpose.

    May 6, 2019 | Full Review…
  • [This] documentary achieves nothing short of capturing cultural and economic relations between China and the United States in microcosm.

    May 4, 2019 | Full Review…

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