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Manufactured Landscapes Reviews

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June 13, 2007
An extraordinary documentary that helps us understand the full sweep and implications of the "Made in China" label.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 10, 2007
A powerful picture primarily because it never proselytizes but simple allows its visually-overwhelmed audience to draw its own conclusions about the unconsidered downside of living beyond our ecological means.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 8, 2007
Manufactured Landscapes is a film very much aware of its own existence, of the mechanisms that brought it about, yet it never again reaches the transcendental heights of its pre-credits prelude.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 31, 2007
A documentary about the penalties paid for hyper-growth in China. Highly recommended.
May 20, 2007
There's a huge difference between conveying the numbing, dehumanizing and mindlessly repetitive nature of factory drudgery in a movie, and subjecting your audience to the same by involving them visually in that unbearable tedium.
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May 4, 2007
The film betrays a gratifying faith in the audience's agility.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 8, 2007
Director Baichwal capably bridges the gap between Burtynsky's objective photos and the audience's desire to be emotionally engaged by the material.
Full Review | Original Score: 86/100
February 24, 2007
An art film in the truest sense: the subjects are an artist and his work, and the cinematographer filming him is an artist as well.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
February 3, 2007
Slow in places, but the feeling of foreboding you'll take away from it is undeniable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 25, 2007
A feature film demands more depth and imagination, both of which are largely lacking in this superficial offering.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 20, 2007
A profound, open-ended meditation on man's physical impact on his environment.
September 29, 2006
A work that is every bit as cogent, innovative and profoundly unsettling as its subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 29, 2006
Polemic-free, yet undeniably frightening -- and weirdly beautiful in its depiction of industrial ugliness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 29, 2006
Yes, this film can actually broaden Burtynsky's work, underlining the power of the photographs by revealing more of the subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 23, 2006
Though its vistas may look alien, this urgent, quietly damning film never lets us forget that we, by dint of our comfy environs, are their creators.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 18, 2006
A highly unusual viewing experience that stimulates the senses and the conscience simultaneously.
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
May 9, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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