Based on 65 votes and 10 reviews
I had seen a documentary produced by the Chinese Govt. that showed more than one family as well as the positive and negative feelings of the Chinese people. To me this film was concentrating on one families struggle. The other boy who also was working on the cruise ship was just dropped in the middle of the film. I was bit disappointed.
Although the photography was excellet, the film failed to capture the effects of the gorges getting built on the Yangtze river.The film was focused on one family only. Since it a documentary film, it shuould show more than one side of the story. The director should have shown the positive and negative affects of the gorges on the Chinese people. I felt the film was about one struggling family China not what kind of effects the Chinise public facing because of the gorges getting built on the river Yangtze.
The final product is very good but a bit cliche.The overall concept of recording the rise of the water and focusing on the effect of the relocation on one person, one family and the people of one region will always be great. One must seriously question how true to reality the documentary is. Can one be an elderly tourist or outcast living in the past in one's own country? Every society has its outcasts whose experience is far from the norm. Up the Yangtze is very damning to the government of China regarding the corruption of officials,the brutal treatment of the people, and the burden of school fees for high school students and their families. Is the documentary a tool of democratic dialogue
to think of it a really nice documentary. 5 stars definetely. Look for more of my reviews. E.B.A.
Pretty forgettable. None of the great epic images you might expect. Interesting enough story but not entirely captivating. Quite overrated, maybe cause it's Canadian.
excellent movie. a winner! go see it and thank me later.
This cinema masterpiece is experience of Chinese not westerner story. I hope you will go to take in this experience and learn more about middle kingdom. This movie is fair and shows piece of Chinese life. Do not miss this masterpiece. It made me laugh it made me cry. It made me think about my homeland. this is from variety Asia online: "If the title "Up the Yangtze!" suggests "up a creek!," it's no coincidence. China's Three Gorges Dam is considered by many experts to be a full-steam-ahead eco-disaster, but helmer Yung Chang's gorgeous meditation is more concerned with the project's collateral human damage: old farmers evicted, young people in servitude to Western tourists, all brought ab
this cinema masterpiece is experience of chinese not westerner story. i hope you will go to take in this experience and learn more about middle kingdom. this movie is fair and shows piece of chinese life. do not miss this masterpiece. it made me laugh it made me cry. it made me think about my homeland.
an excellent movie with a wonderful story to tell.
Engaging, provocative and intelligent without being preachy or manipulative. More movies like these please.