• Trade
    2 minutes 16 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Trade Reviews

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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 18, 2011
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

A brutal, shattering story of child trafficking that is intended to deliver a sobering punch about the global human trafficking trade, Marco Kreutzpaintner's powerful drama is in fact based on investigative reports in the New York Times.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

July 29, 2009
Tom Huddlestone
Time Out
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As cinema, 'Trade' is flawed: the script is functional and the dry characters are hemmed in by the machinations of an unremarkable plot.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/6

December 12, 2008
Jim Hall

Such difficult subject matter requires a harder-edged delivery, but hopefully this accessible drama will therefore get its message across to a wider audience.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 12, 2008
Matthew Turner

With terrific performances and strong direction throughout, this hard-hitting thriller delivers a powerful wake-up call.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

December 12, 2008
Prairie Miller

Just misses making its urgent point, which was surely the purpose of this emotionally stirring, troubling film, by turning up the excessively convoluted melodrama, and turning its eyes away from the sociopolitical issues that sex slavery thrives on.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

January 20, 2008
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Yes, a conventional documentary about sex slavery would probably be more illuminating. It would also be more unbearable.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

October 26, 2007
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

What ultimately tips the scales is its determination to avoid sentimentality.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 6, 2007
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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Grim, hard to take, and nightmare-producing, Trade is not for the faint of heart.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

October 3, 2007
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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I was moved.

October 1, 2007
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan

It's a sad but common story.

Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan

September 29, 2007
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies

A transcendent rather than merely tragic film...

Full Review Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 28, 2007
Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
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This mostly effective dramatization paints a suitably ugly picture of the dehumanizing depths people are willing to go for money.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

September 28, 2007
Mary F. Pols
Contra Costa Times

Equally involving yet hard to take.

Full Review Source: Contra Costa Times | Original Score: B

September 28, 2007
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine

Without making a message movie, the filmmakers have shed light on a serious yet underappreciated sociopolitical issue.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

September 28, 2007
Pete Hammond

A bone-chilling, disturbing thriller about a forbidden subject the government would probably like to sweep under the rug.

| Original Score: 3.5/5

September 27, 2007
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

A movie that's guaranteed to make you lose sleep.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: B

September 27, 2007
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A scary, poignant, and unforgettable film that elicits our outrage and compassion as it puts faces and feelings on the victims of the international trade in sex slaves.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 3/5

September 27, 2007
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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As a movie, Trade is so-so, but as an exposť of how the new globalized industry of sex trafficking really works, it's a disquieting, eye-opening bulletin.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

September 26, 2007
John Anderson
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Trade is as gripping as it is important.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

September 20, 2007

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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September 29, 2007
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