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Mardi Gras: Made in China Reviews

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July 25, 2008
Director David Redmon earns accolades galore for crafting a dmning expose' which brilliantly contrasts the plight of exploited Asian females with the embarrassing behavior of drunks and bimbos floating up Bourbon Street on Fat Tuesday.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 12, 2008
This investigative literal and figurative global chain reaction appears to be yet another exceptionally worthy addition to the evolving genre of what may be termed anti-globalization cinema.
February 6, 2007
Goes halfway around the globe without halfway giving us perspective.
August 13, 2006
... doesn't make you proud to wave the red, white and blue, and even manages to sober up a few Mardi Gras revelers in the process ...
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 10, 2006
Mardi Gras: Made in China is a thought-provoking, canny piece of filmmaking that puts flesh, blood and garish multicolored baubles on the skeleton of globalization.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 10, 2006
This smart, witty look at the human cost of free-market reforms and globalization tracks the necklaces from hard labor at one end to hedonism at the other.
April 28, 2006
At minimum, this two-dimensional documentary does a decent job of displaying cavalier consumption alongside globalization and exploitative manufacturing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 24, 2006
Slyly devastating.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 24, 2006
Feels like a sermon on vegetarianism being delivered to occupants of a Sudanese refugee camp.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 24, 2006
Would play better if it were more focused and less repetitive.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 24, 2006
When [Redmon] runs out of things to say, his film lands in an anticlimactic puddle, just like the shiny trinkets forgotten after the party ends.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 23, 2006
A startling look at both the effects of globalization and at a dramatic cultural divide.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 21, 2006
This sly, engrossing doc is an expert riposte to smug proponents of the fetterless free market.
February 10, 2006
Every time you lift your shirt, some Chinese girl is reaching her twisted, aching hand for another Band-Aid.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
December 6, 2005
... recommended viewing.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 6, 2005
A humorous, economically revealing documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 1, 2005
A wry, eye-opening documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 1, 2005
Redmon blunts his own provocative points by trafficking in easy ironies and overstating the obvious throughout 78-minute pic that likely would be more effective as hour-long (or shorter) pubcast program.
September 30, 2005
Redmon is impressively hands-off, allowing the material to speak for itself about the headless beast of globalization.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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