• Released
  • August 30, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • G , 1 hr 14 min
  • Documentary
  • 3 Fan Ratings
75

The A.V. Club

There’s enough here to merit a watch. One of the movie’s more unexpected pleasures is Alexander Falk’s handsome digital cinematography, which goes far beyond the call of duty for a micro-budget documentary.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
An involving primer on the realities of homegrown versus global industrialization.
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60

The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
American Made Movie ends up feeling as if it were built from well-known facts and wishful thinking.
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60

Village Voice

The film's experts and entrepreneurs have a lot to say worth listening to, but little that illuminates any clear path.
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50

The Dissolve

By Nick Schager
It’s well-intentioned, but it’s all diagnosis, no prescription.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
For all its thoughtful analysis, the film is more anecdotal than truly enlightening. While its cheerleading approach to the problem is admirable, it seems more designed to appeal to the heart than the head.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
You’ll never buy an inexpensive T-shirt without feeling guilty again. At least not after seeing Nathaniel Thomas McGill and Vincent Vittorio’s thorough documentary, which explains something you already know — American manufacturing is dying.
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38

Slant Magazine

By Rob Humanick
The documentary's refusal to challenge the comfort zones of its target audience is apparent throughout.
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54 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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