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The China Hustle Reviews

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January 27, 2020
Apparently, investing in China is a terrible idea. Dense but important doc.
December 21, 2018
It's a lot to keep track of, but Rothstein is a clever editor and the film flows so that the constant information dump never becomes overwhelming.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
December 2, 2018
This documentary unveils some shocking facts about investments, and how few protections there are for investors facing this kind of scam.
Full Review | Original Score: A
July 10, 2018
US investors lose billions in 21st century fraud; language.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 4, 2018
... assembles some persuasive and detailed evidence. Unfortunately, it doesn't provide much hope for meaningful change.
April 26, 2018
The China Hustle is one of the most disingenuous, cynical, and ultimately ugly documentaries I've ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/100
April 19, 2018
Think the trade deficit is a source of economic concern? The China Hustle makes the imminent trade war look like a fight over small change.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 3, 2018
If all of this sounds dry on paper, it's remarkably propulsive and even entertaining on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.1/10
March 31, 2018
This is one of those documentaries -- like "Abacus" and "Enron" -- that make you boiling mad at greedy bankers, ineffectual politicians and a financial system shedding regulations like the snakes that these people are shed their skin.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 30, 2018
It's impossible to watch The China Hustle without feeling a mixture of incredulous outrage and fury at all the corruption, all the complicity, all the injustice.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
March 30, 2018
With its cool graphics and satellite-eye view of global chicanery, this is an easy sit for people who enjoyed the comic fictionalizing of The Big Short.
March 30, 2018
The frank, level-headed tone of the documentary does not transform into the righteous anger that such financial corruption calls for.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 30, 2018
In horror movies, monsters often lose their power to terrify once they come fully into the frame. But as Rothstein reveals the full shape and size of an ogre that has slipped into our financial markets, just try to calm your growing dread.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 29, 2018
The sleuthing is fascinating to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 29, 2018
Ultimately, it does what an issue documentary must do and nothing more: spell out a problem, underline its urgency, and leave the viewer wondering what, if anything, they can do about it.
March 29, 2018
Makes a sound case for greater regulation of financial systems.
March 29, 2018
The China Hustle makes for an infuriating (and sometimes engaging) watch, but it falls far short of putting this particular financial practice into the context of global capitalism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 29, 2018
At a time when financial regulations have been gutted, stock market indexes reel, and trade wars threaten, Jed Rothstein's slick and revealing documentary "The China Hustle" should only add to the anxiety and gloom.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 29, 2018
The story gets a little repetitive after a while, but Rothstein does an even better job of explaining investment jargon than Adam McKay did in The Big Short, and he doesn't require gimmicks like putting Margot Robbie into a bathtub to do so.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 29, 2018
Jed Rothstein's hellraiser of a documentary [...] is as infuriating as it is hair-raising.
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