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The China Hustle

The China Hustle is a movie starring Soren Aandahl, Carson Block, and Dan David. An unsettling and eye-opening Wall Street horror story about Chinese companies, the American stock market, and the opportunistic greed behind the...

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Running Time
1 hours 22 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Jed Rothstein
Writer
Jed Rothstein
Actors
Soren Aandahl, Dan David, Matthew Wiechert, Carson Block
Country
USA
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

An unsettling and eye-opening Wall Street horror story about Chinese companies, the American stock market, and the opportunistic greed behind the biggest heist you've never heard of.

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William Chapman

Although I disagree with the general sentiment about "Tian Xian", this film really does shine a light on the darker side of the Chinese movie industry. If it's not for Hollywood, Chinese producers would have no reason to produce films that reflect the mainstream of China, nor would they have the financial support to invest in the production of "Tian Xian". As the film shows, the Chinese government is very generous in giving "Tian Xian" a release date. This, however, should have been the final straw for the Chinese government, and thus the Chinese government should not have let it be released. We must wait until Hollywood will release "Tian Xian" before we can see this film in its entirety, which will allow us to understand the underlying reality of the Chinese movie industry.

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Roger H.

There are many documentaries that are good, but this is one of the best. From a comedic and dramatic point of view, this documentary shows the dark side of what we often see in the world. There is a huge range of emotions that the viewer can feel during the movie, from laughter and sadness, to anger and frustration. It has its dramatic moments as well, and it goes very deep into the aspects of the industry that people don't really think about. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to see a more comprehensive and in-depth look into the music industry and the Chinese entertainment industry in particular.

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Philip R.

I know this film will be different from any other I have seen. I found the experience to be quite entertaining. I am really surprised that this film has not been nominated for any awards. I thought it was an excellent film. I also appreciated the decision of the producer to keep the film relatively short. I felt that this was a good decision. It could have easily been a two hour film. I think the "hack" was made with the intention of getting the Oscar. I felt that the film was good, but that the nomination was certainly deserved. I would also like to mention that I felt that the acting was good. I think that they did a good job at portraying the emotions that the characters were going through. I also feel that the use of music was appropriate. I think that this film was well done and it was a good movie. I think that this film deserves a lot of credit.

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Sandra Myers

I saw the film as part of a conference for China Film Festival in London, and it was a very good experience. In particular, the Director's and Producer's personal stories, the many famous actors and actresses, the costuming and the very strong message about how "the business of the film is absolutely crucial" made it very inspiring. It is a long film, but worth watching.

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Joyce D.

I believe that the movie was given a very good review by many people, including myself. However, in my opinion, the movie was not as good as the other movies which received the same level of recognition. First of all, it seems that this movie's main goal was to show that "Chinese people and the Chinese mafia are like any other group, they have their own ideologies, beliefs and desires. The truth is not different." When a movie like the one depicted in this movie is given a lot of praise, it is really hard to understand why. I have no problem with people criticizing other movies based on their own personal feelings and opinions, however, there are a few things I really don't understand. The Chinese mafia's goal was clearly shown. They were not involved in politics, and they were not involved in religion. I didn't understand how they had the power and the influence to do what they did. Secondly, it seemed like the film didn't cover enough material. One of the problems with the movie is that it is a complete fiction. I understand that if you are going to make a movie, you need to portray the reality of the situation. However, I don't understand why they went into so much detail on how everything was organized. It was almost like the movie was written by the people who made it. I understand that the movie will be criticized, but it really did not have the substance to make a big impact. However, the people who made the movie are definitely good people. I am not sure if they were trying to make the movie so accurate that it will make the movie look bad, or so accurate that it will make it look like they don't know what they are doing. I think that most people who are reading this review will not understand the movie and will find it to be confusing. I do not think that this is the reason why the movie did not get the recognition it deserved. It just seems like people were not pleased with the movie because of its inaccuracy.

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Carl

The China Hustle is a must see documentary for all film students, and anyone interested in economics and finance. This film goes well beyond economic issues and deals with the more sociological. It also goes into more technical details on the Chinese corruption. The title is based on the Chinese definition of morality, which is so powerful and worthy that no one can break it. The Chinese government is unable to challenge or control the values in this film, but the Chinese students in the film are empowered enough to realize that morality is much more than just economics. The China Hustle will force many to think, and to take responsibility for their actions. This documentary also teaches us about the Chinese Communist Party and their goal of taking over the entire world. As in the US, there is a significant discrepancy in class and wealth. This film has a great message and will challenge the western countries to rethink their economic policies. China will be able to take over the world, and this will change the way the world will be for all countries. The China Hustle also exposes the need for more jobs and more educational opportunities, which are no longer available in China. This film will also make you question your own economic decisions.

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Christine Hicks

I love this film. I was born in Taiwan and was born and raised there. I have spent my whole life in Taiwan. In my opinion, it is a very good movie about a growing number of Chinese who want to be "American." The Chinese who emigrated to the US are experiencing their own version of the economic downturn as the Chinese who emigrated to Europe are experiencing their own economic downturn. When the young man named Wang Ching Ya was asked to leave the family house, he was asking for help. Wang Ching Ya was not wanting to leave the family. The young man wanted to move to the United States to become a doctor. The young man's father and the older woman's family were thinking the same. Wang Ching Ya was their dream. When he moved to the United States, he was living in a bad neighborhood. When the family asked him to move, they had to pay for the drive and all the expenses. Wang Ching Ya would not budge. The family would go out to dinner and eat the same meal every night. At that time, this Chinese family was faced with their own crisis. Wang Ching Ya was no longer with them and was living on the streets. The family was struggling to make ends meet and would go out to dinner and eat the same meal every night. This was the perfect example of a family struggling to make ends meet. The Chinese immigrant experiences what most immigrants experience. They are moving from one bad neighborhood to another. They are living on the streets. Their house is about to be torn down and they do not have any place to live. They are not able to move because they cannot pay the moving fee. Wang Ching Ya is an example of someone who was able to live on the streets and still wanted to move to the United States. In this movie, Wang Ching Ya was living in a bad neighborhood. He was not able to move. He did not want to move. Wang Ching Ya was forced out of the house and into a bad neighborhood. I think the Asian immigrants in this movie are experiencing a similar situation as Wang Ching Ya. The other immigrants in the movie are experiencing a crisis in their own life. They are moving to the United States. They have problems with their parents and trying to support themselves and their kids. Their families are faced with the same dilemma. It is a great movie. It is a documentary. It is a very good documentary about what is happening in the Asian immigrant community. I recommend it to everyone. I love it. I think it is a great movie about a great problem that has hit the Asian community in the United States.

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Sean P.

This film gives an account of the movie moguls of the 1960's and 70's and how they sold themselves for an average of $100,000.00. They all wanted to be famous. It was all about the money. This film made me realize how little is really known about Hollywood back in the 60's. This documentary made me want to go back and see the movies that these people were in. The movie moguls were just regular people with dreams, even though they were just millionaires. One of the most interesting parts of the movie is when they were introducing themselves to each other. They were just like any other people you would know. There was no grandiose self-praising. It just shows how they lived, how they loved to make money and how they loved the movie business. I would recommend this movie to anyone.

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Katherine Dean

I found this documentary to be completely entertaining. It was a great first step in our knowing what the story was about. We were given the background of how this man came to be the leader of the world, who led China to be a great power, and how he ended up in prison and basically in a life sentence. The interview with Frank Nitti is incredible. I have not seen such a thoughtful and passionate interview with someone like Frank. The ending is just great. I love it. I am a sucker for a good documentary that is fun, but at the same time has a message. I am a sucker for a movie that is not just about the movie, but is also about the story that is told. It is one of those movies that you see twice. And, because it is such a great movie, you can't help but love it. Like this movie is great because it is true. It is one of those films that is just great in all its glory. The music is amazing, the story is just perfect, and the acting is perfect. Ben Affleck is one of my favorite actors. I like his style of acting. I feel like this movie has a message. I hope that people all over the world can understand that we all are in this world to make a living. To earn our living. And this movie tells that story beautifully.

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Daniel D.

I watched this documentary and was riveted from beginning to end. I agree with many people in that this is one of the best documentaries I've seen. The cinematography, editing, and sound effects were great. I'm a very big fan of Chinese film. I'm also a huge fan of documentary. This documentary is very well done. The things that I didn't like about it are the length of the documentary. If you don't like documentaries then you should wait for it to come out on DVD or buy the DVD of it. I'd definitely recommend it.

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Jesse Sanders

The first thing I would like to say is that this movie is not about the Chinese trade deals. The movie focuses on the history of the relationship between the USA and the Chinese. I was told by my professor in college that he saw this movie twice, I think he was right, because he said that this movie was not about the trade deals. It was about the history of the relationship between the USA and the Chinese. This film is well done. I would recommend it to anybody who likes history.

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Rose Guerrero

This is a great documentary about the China business. It's like a great biography of the people involved. It covers the 'land grab' stories of the companies and their involvement in the scandals that surrounded the companies, with the hopes of the companies to make money. However, there are other stories that are not covered, like the plight of Chinese workers who have to work in sweatshops because they can't find jobs in their home country. And of course there are the stories about the people who help out the companies. This documentary is very well done and you really feel for the people who are working in the factories. Overall, the film does a good job of showing us what is happening to the workers and the companies. I recommend it.

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Stephanie

By the end of the movie I felt like I knew a lot more about what was going on in the real world than I did before watching it. I think this is a testament to the message it is trying to get across. Even if you think the movie is stupid, it is still a powerful reminder of the truth and that this world is not fair. There are still a lot of people out there who aren't getting the message.

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Nancy Austin

This documentary is an inspirational one, and I believe it should be required viewing for anyone who is curious about money laundering. The main thing that I liked in this film was the effort put in by the filmmakers and those involved in the film. There were several scenes where I wanted to shout, "I'm a journalist and I was there, and I've got this footage for you" because the scenes were actually really good. The film is a real story, and it is narrated very well. The actors are excellent, and you really believe in the story. Overall, this film is an excellent one that I recommend. It is so well done that I believe it will be viewed by many people and that I will be able to provide them with the opportunity to learn more about the topic.

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Melissa C.

The China Hustle is a very well made documentary that really shows you the corrupt, shoddy and unethical practices of the Chinese criminal system, and what they can do to you. It's a real eye opener. The film was produced by Hollywood and the Chinese government, and is made for the Chinese government to "improve" the reputation of the Chinese people and increase tourism. This documentary is actually a play on words, and the title, "The China Hustle" suggests the movie and makes the audience think it's a comedy, but it isn't. It's a very serious look at corruption in Chinese society and the long-term effects it can have. The documentary itself is extremely well-made. It is professionally shot and edited, and is very informative. The story isn't the most important part of the documentary, and it's mostly about the corruption and crime that goes on in China. It's about the movie industry, but it's more of a look into Chinese society and the way it is. The music in the movie is also excellent. If you haven't seen it yet, I strongly recommend it.

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Alexander R.

From the opening moments, the film "China Hustle" was a riveting and thought-provoking film. Though I have heard most of the political/economic/socioeconomic issues discussed in the film, I have never been able to fully connect with the lives of these young people. The film will change that. By focusing on the daily life of the class of young people and the life experiences of their parents, the film allows us to empathize with their struggles and understand why so many are left behind. In many cases, I felt that the themes in the film were well-balanced and that each story would resonate in different ways. The documentary style of the film is what really brought the film to life. By focusing on everyday life and the struggles of a small group of people, the film forces us to reflect upon the inequalities that exist in our society. The film was shot with a great deal of passion and skill by the filmmakers. I would highly recommend that any one watch this film. We must, as a nation, be a part of the solution to our country's economic problems.

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Kelly V.

The China Hustle was a fascinating, unique and powerful documentary that sheds light on one of the most powerful characters in the history of American politics. In 1987, Howard Dean entered the race for the Democratic nomination for president, but his campaign went south after his "super-predator" stance on illegal aliens. This film shows the desperate efforts of his advisers to convince him to drop out of the race, and then, if he would withdraw, what they would do with his money. If you are a fan of the politics of the last twenty years, and you are interested in how it is today, then this film is definitely for you. There are some brilliant interviews with the candidates, the campaign staff and even the super-PACs. It is a superb documentary. I only wish there was more coverage of the Clinton campaign. As for myself, I hope the two candidates in the race don't start to worry too much about the financial implications of running for office. I think most Americans would be disappointed with the circus that it would produce in Washington.

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Hannah

I knew nothing about these films before watching the movie. The previous ones I have watched are 'So you want to be a movie star' and 'One Hour Photo'. 'The China Hustle' tells a story about a man who tries to compete with the most successful film director in Hollywood. I can say that the movie is inspirational. As if some people are really trying to achieve their dream of making it big in Hollywood. This is an amazing movie, made by a great director, which shows that it is possible to make a movie without any budget, but with the help of a great script. I suggest everyone to watch this movie. It is a really interesting movie. I can say that the movies 'Running with Scissors' and 'Gleason' are better than this one, but this one is definitely the best.

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David Tran

As someone who has never really liked the Hollywood film-making style, and also as someone who has seen so many of the movie critics reviews on IMDb, I found the documentary to be extremely informative and entertaining. I found the performance of both Ron and Orson well worth it. Both actors put forth excellent performances, and it is wonderful to see that people can see how brilliant of a talent both of them are. The film is very entertaining, but at the same time it does not make you look at the two stars, as some critics did. I feel that Ron and Orson have really given up their careers to perform on this film, and their performances are brilliant. I recommend that everyone see this film, and everyone should see it even if you are not a fan of the genre. The film has no "superstars", and the story is, if anything, "trashy". I was reminded of another documentary, "Gnomeo and Juliet", which was a beautiful movie, that really had a message. This film is a little more depressing, but then again, I find both of these two very talented actors to be very good actors, and I found this movie to be very informative. I recommend that everyone see this film.

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Dylan Cooper

I am a big fan of Ben Affleck but this documentary is an absolute must see. After watching this film I will watch him in his future films because of this documentary. I loved how his job was shown in the movie and also his entire life story. I thought it was very sad but also inspiring because this is what the trade is like. I loved it and I would recommend it to anyone. Thanks for a great film