Unmade In China
Unmade In China (2013)

Unmade in China follows the experience of a Los Angeles filmmaker who finds himself in Xiamen, China trying to direct a thriller, in Chinese, using a translator. He soon discovers that the old adage of making a film three times - in the… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 19, 2013
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

Home-movie-like document of a disastrous film production offers a few laughs.

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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

It is surprisingly boring to watch a movie being made, on the set or off, and a beleaguered production is not necessarily an exception.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Fun and amusing albeit a little too much navel-gazing and low on insight.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

A delightful tale of filmmaking woe.

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Andrew Schenker
Village Voice

All of this could be very funny, but while the film does deliver some strong comic turns, far too much time is spent watching an inactive Kofman whining about his lot ...

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Ethan Alter
Television Without Pity

Ultimately, Unmade in China is ultimately less about the experience of making a movie in China than it is a chronicle of one director's wounded ego.

V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Why does Kofman, who co-directs with Tanner King Barklow, insist upon making the movie mostly about himself? He gets into nearly every frame, often in closeup.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

It's a cautionary tale of sorts, but the story is so strange it is often not clear exactly what it's cautioning us against.

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Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

Ugly Americans and not so pretty Chinese dominate this cheesy doc about a cheesy group of L.A. filmmakers trying to make a cheesy film in China with Chinese backing.

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