This compelling new documentary explores the impact of American manufacturing on both ordinary citizens and the national economy. Through the stories of innovative entrepreneurs and businesses who are making things in the USA while successfully competing in the global economy, the film examines both the positive ripple effect that comes from domestic manufacturing jobs and the hurdles we'll need to overcome to start bringing them back, while asking business owners and consumers alike one simple question: what is your part?
- Nathaniel Thomas McGill, Vincent Vittorio
The approach is as subtle as a U.S.-made Louisville Slugger to the head.Jordan Hoffman, New York Daily News, 08.30.2013
As an educational film, though, it's quite successful, explaining concepts like trade deficits and supply and demand with enough visual pizzazz to hold the interest of a lay audience.Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader, 08.29.2013
The documentary's refusal to challenge the comfort zones of its target audience is apparent throughout.Rob Humanick, Slant Magazine, 08.26.2013
While this is no Michael Moore screamer-it's neither that annoying nor that entertaining-the filmmakers choose their stories for maximum effect.Daphne Howland, Village Voice, 09.03.2013