Eden

Eden

82%

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Eden Reviews

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Jamie S. Rich
Oregonian

Jamie Chung gives a reserved, watchful performance, but the true surprise is perpetual nice guy Beau Bridges in a nasty turn as the head trafficker.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 1, 2013
Eddie Harrison
The List

Eden surprises by managing to paint a vivid and disturbing picture of the trafficking experience within the context of a conventional thriller.

Full Review Source: The List | Original Score: 4/5

July 24, 2013
Philip French
Observer [UK]

It's chilling, convincing, matter-of-fact realism.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

July 21, 2013
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Griffiths handles the exploitation with care, hinting at what goes on rather than rubbing our faces in it.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 3/5

July 19, 2013
Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London

It's based on the experiences of a real life Korean woman, Chong Kim, but you can just tell that many of the facts have been massaged.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 3/5

July 19, 2013
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

Harrowing true events are dramatised with surprising restraint in the low-key Eden.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 3/5

July 19, 2013
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

I would have liked to know more about the criminal setup, though leaving it unexplained gives it a greater tang of evil: a very strong performance from Chung.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

July 18, 2013
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Engaging, sharply focussed and pointedly non-exploitative sex trafficking drama with a strong script, assured direction and a terrific central performance from Jamie Chung.

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

July 18, 2013
David Jenkins
Little White Lies

Props to Griffiths for proving that it only takes a very slight shift in tone and focus to give a gory old bike a set of shiny new wheels.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 3/5

July 18, 2013
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

For half an hour, with brutish hunks abusing teens in torn clothes, we think: "Sexploitation!" Then stately, plump Beau Bridges appears, a corrupt federal marshal resembling a gone-to-girth Timothy Spall, and the story starts.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 3/5

July 18, 2013
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com

Director-cowriter Megan Griffiths refuses to sensationalise the tabloid aspects of this harrowing true story about human trafficking within the USA.

Full Review Source: Contactmusic.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 18, 2013
Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
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Cruelty, bloodletting and death are evident throughout (frequently occurring just outside the frame), and Griffith's laudable discretion actually intensifies their impact.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

May 2, 2013
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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Griffiths lays bare a many-tentacled trafficking system sickening in its reach.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

March 28, 2013
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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A quite moving performance comes from Jamie Chung as Eden, repulsion sliding into fearful acceptance without the extinction of hope.

Full Review Source: The New Republic

March 27, 2013
Drew Taylor
The Playlist

Tackles the issue of sex slavery, but does so in a way that never feels too clumsy or overarching. Instead, it's a character study with thriller elements; it exposes you to a horrible underworld without ever beating you over the head with it.

Full Review Source: The Playlist | Original Score: A-

March 25, 2013
Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com

The intimate scenes between marginalized individuals feeling out complicated relationships. . .gives unusually poignant insight into those caught up in sex trafficking.

Full Review Source: Film-Forward.com | Original Score: 7/10

March 22, 2013
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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Griffiths and her screenwriter, Rick Phillips Jr., manage the tricky business of evoking the specific horrors of sex slavery without languishing in the lurid and graphic.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B-

March 21, 2013
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A compelling indie film inspired by a true story about a New Mexico woman who is kidnapped and forced into prostitution in a sex trade operation.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 4/5

March 20, 2013
Stephanie Carrie
Village Voice
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A few moments harp on the sentimental, but overall, this is a powerful addition to the small collection of films dedicated to spreading awareness of this horrific crime.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

March 20, 2013
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Brave, gritty, complex and suspenseful. Jamie Chung gives the best performance of her career.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 8.5/10

March 19, 2013
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