Trade of Innocents (2012)




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Movie Info

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: Sep 29, 2012
Box Office: $15.1k
Monterey Media - Official Site

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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… | September 29, 2012
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

The movie screams of a low budget and pedestrian vision ...

Full Review… | September 29, 2012
New York Post
Top Critic

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… | September 29, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

Not for the first time in films, noble intent is at odds with aesthetics.

Full Review… | September 29, 2012
Village Voice
Top Critic

A middling thriller wrapped around a compelling lecture about the child sex trade in Southeast Asia...

Full Review… | September 29, 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… | September 29, 2012
Film Journal International

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