American Factory

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American Factory takes a thoughtful -- and troubling -- look at the dynamic between workers and employers in the 21st-century globalized economy.



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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.


Critic Reviews for American Factory

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (4)

  • Absorbing, discomfiting and desperately sad.

    Aug 15, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • 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…
  • In the end it becomes clear that one side will conquer in a battle between two extremes, and merely putting up a sign saying "Marching Forward to be World Leading Automotive Glass Provider" won't fix rumbles of dissent.

    Aug 16, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Exposes Chinese communists for the capitalists they actually are.

    Aug 13, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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