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China Heavyweight

Not Rated In Theaters 07/6/2012 , 89min.
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Washington Post
Its brutality is unacceptable to Buddhism and Confucianism yet is increasingly appealing to young men (and women). And in a country that still professes socialism, it's fiercely individualistic. There are no collective work groups in the boxing ring. Full Review
Jeannette Catsoulis
The New York Times
Illustrating the film's rags-to-ring narrative with panoramic mountain views and compact shots of young bodies punching their way up the food chain, Mr. Sun straddles ancient and modern, tranquillity and turmoil, with equal sureness. Full Review
Justin Chang
As he did in his Three Gorges Dam documentary "Up the Yangtze," Chang examines how a particular strain of Western culture promises opportunity and prosperity for Chinese youth, even as it remains a continual source of intergenerational tension. Full Review
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
It's in between the lines that this movingly perceptive film scores a TKO. Full Review
Liam Lacey
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
As with his previous film, director Chang nurses a compelling drama from a multilayered cultural reality, at once intimate and unfathomably large in implications. Full Review

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