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China Blue Reviews

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Janice Page
Boston Globe
March 8, 2007
Though its dissection of globalization is sobering and sharp-tongued in places, the film's approach is ultimately more diary than diatribe, centered on the kind of girls who would rather dance than despair.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
January 26, 2007
Heartbreaking yet boldly essential documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
January 26, 2007
After watching the eye-opening documentary China Blue, you're likely to think twice the next time you want to buy a pair of jeans. At the very least, your conscience will bother you knowing that the garments were made at sweatshops in China.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
January 26, 2007
A heartbreaking and meticulous documentary about life inside a blue-jeans factory in China, reveals more than we may care to know about the provenance of our most beloved item of clothing.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Michelle Orange
Village Voice
January 24, 2007
... China Blue feels stage-managed at times, but the conditions of this 750-person factory are heartbreaking ...
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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
January 19, 2007
The most heartbreaking, moving film in theaters right now is not Babel, Letters From Iwo Jima or Little Children. It is China Blue, a documentary about sweatshop workers at a denim factory.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Dennis Harvey
October 14, 2005
Pic's degree of access and intimacy is surprising, even more so when closing intertitles reveal Chinese authorities did try to shut down the filmmakers several times.