The Iron Ministry 2015

The Iron Ministry

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Filmmaker J.P. Sniadecki traces the vast interiors of a country on the move.

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Critic Reviews for The Iron Ministry

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (15) | Rotten (2)

  • Amid the rumble, Sniadecki's camera spies such a variety of life that it soon seems as though these trains provide a stage for the full spectrum of human activity.

    August 27, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    David Ehrlich

    Time Out
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  • Filmmaker J.P. Sniadecki withholds judgment and resists editorializing, but the result is frustratingly nebulous and devoid of context.

    August 20, 2015 | Full Review…
  • "The Iron Ministry" is neither boring nor confining, which is just to say that it's not a long trip through a faraway country. It's a work of art - vivid and mysterious and full of life.

    August 20, 2015 | Full Review…
  • The overheard conversations touch on social issues (e.g., China's rapid industrialization and rampant unemployment) addressed more thoroughly in numerous recent Chinese films.

    August 20, 2015 | Full Review…
  • What emerges is a sense of an optimistic people well aware of how hard times can be but convinced they might be getting better.

    August 18, 2015 | Full Review…
  • The parallel tracks of railways and cinema profitably converge yet again in J.P.Sniadecki's outstanding, semi-experimental documentary The Iron Ministry, a pungently immersive evocation of traveling on Chinese trains.

    August 17, 2015 | Full Review…

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