Holly (2007)




Critic Consensus: Despite some execution problems, Holly remains a realistic and gritty look at child sex slavery.

Movie Info

Set in Cambodia, depicts child prostitution through the non-sexual, complex relationship between Holly, a beautiful 12-year-old Vietnamese girl, and Patrick, an obsessive 40-year-old American stolen artifacts dealer.

Rating: R (for disturbing sexual situations involving children, and for language)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Guy Jacobson, Guy Moshe
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 27, 2009
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Critic Reviews for Holly

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (15)

Ultimately, Holly might have been more effective as a documentary.

Full Review… | November 30, 2007
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Despite its best intentions, Holly never achieves the dramatic clarity it needs to put its human suffering into galvanizing perspective.

Full Review… | November 30, 2007
Seattle Times
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Despite a strong performance by Livingston, the film is sunk by sluggish pacing, straight-ahead plotting and an unresolved ending -- not to mention its inability to convince us that anything much can be done about sexual slavery.

Full Review… | November 9, 2007
New York Post
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Half drama, half social tract, Guy Moshe's feature debut is meant to illustrate the horrors of child prostitution in Southeast Asia. The intentions, unfortunately, are more notable than the execution.

Full Review… | November 9, 2007
New York Daily News
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There's a riveting story lurking inside Holly; It's just not the one the filmmakers want to tell.

November 9, 2007
New York Times
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An unsparing look at child prostitution is a hard sell for audiences, but this movie is a memorable achievement.

November 9, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
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Audience Reviews for Holly

Not bad. Felt very watered down, but still a good movie raising awareness of child prostitution. The young girl who plays 12 year old Holly is very good, as is Ron Livingstone as the man who tries to help her escape.

Nicki Marie

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