Trade of Innocents (2012)

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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 … More

Rating: PG-13 (for disturbing thematic material involving sex trafficking of children, and some violence)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Christopher Bessette
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 2, 2012
Box Office: $15.1k
Runtime:
Monterey Media - Official Site

Cast


as Alex Becker

as Claire Becker

as Malcolm Eddery
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Critic Reviews for Trade of Innocents

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

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

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

Full Review… | October 5, 2012
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.

Full Review… | October 4, 2012
New York Times
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Not for the first time in films, noble intent is at odds with aesthetics.

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

Full Review… | October 28, 2012
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.

Full Review… | October 12, 2012
Film Journal International

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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Cynthia S.

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