Young & Restless in China
Young & Restless in China (2008)

The Chinese economy grew at a fantastic rate in the first years of the 21st century, offering new possibilities but also presenting new challenges to its people, and filmmaker Sue Williams offers a portrait of a nation in flux as she… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 29, 2008
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
V.A. Musetto
New York Post

[Director Sue] Williams should have used subtitles, rather than Western voices, to translate the words of her talking heads. Still, her film is a timely look at the massive changes overtaking China.

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Joshua Land
Time Out New York

At its best, Young & Restless in China plays like a prosaic complement to the films of Jia Zhangke.

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Jules Brenner
Filmcritic.com

We see a lot of ambition and cell phone connectivity, but little style or drama to set this apart as a superior documentary

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

Almost everything experienced by the nine, who appear to be in their 20s and 30s, is garden-variety living and learning.

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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

Williams's multi-thread portrait is fascinating only as a scattershot, time-capsule sampling of those whose lives were defined by the Tiananmen Square protests.

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Kam Williams
NewsBlaze

Examines how the generation of Chinese recently come of age has adjusted to the country's embrace of capitalism and the ensuing rush to rapid modernization.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

Young & Restless In China is the first of a planned five-part series that will follow nine diverse Chinese citizens over the course of 20 years.

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Ronnie Scheib
Variety

Somewhat schematic in its dual professional/personal focus, pic successfully demonstrates the stages of social development through the private dramas of its individual subjects.

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Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Nuanced and emotionally bittersweet%u2014not nearly as propagandistic (in either direction) as some might expect.

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