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Trade of Innocents (2012)

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Critic Reviews: 4
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In the back streets of a tourist town in present-day Southeast Asia, we find a filthy cinder block room; a bed with soiled sheets; a little girl waits for the next man. Alex (Dermot Mulroney), a human trafficking investigator, plays the role of her next customer as he negotiates with the pimp for the use of the child. Claire (Mira Sorvino), Alex's wife, is caught up in the flow of her new life in Southeast Asia and her role as a volunteer in an aftercare shelter for rescued girls where lives of

PG-13,

Mystery & Suspense, Drama

Christopher Bessette

Aug 2, 2012

$15.1k

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The film fills up its hour-and-a-half harmlessly enough, but nothing's really memorable. Which is rather, bitterly, ironic.

October 5, 2012 Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger
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The movie screams of a low budget and pedestrian vision ...

October 5, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Post
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Yes, child trafficking is horrific; but embedding your raise-the-alarm mission in a film this inept runs the risk of arousing more amusement than activism.

October 4, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times | Comment (1)
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Not for the first time in films, noble intent is at odds with aesthetics.

October 2, 2012 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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A middling thriller wrapped around a compelling lecture about the child sex trade in Southeast Asia...

October 28, 2012 Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

A message movie whose only subtlety is found in the portrayal of Adderly, a sexual predator who actually believes in some twisted way that he loves the children whose childhoods he's destroys.

October 12, 2012 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
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Trade of Innocents is as much a piece of social-justice campaigning as it is a work unto itself, an important fact to remember when considering its many flaws.

September 29, 2012 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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Audience Reviews for Trade of Innocents

3 1/4 stars--Good message in the storyline, but somehow doesn't quite do what it was intended. Good acting by Dermot. Mira I can barely stand, though. She ALWAYS looks to me like she is ready to cry....so in all those emotional scenes where she is crying, it just makes me cringe. The only memorable parts of this movie revolved around John Billingsley. His portrayal of a sick pedophile was very well done. Too bad it wasn't in a more memorable movie...
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