Trade of Innocents Reviews

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
October 28, 2012
A middling thriller wrapped around a compelling lecture about the child sex trade in Southeast Asia...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International
October 12, 2012
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.
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
October 5, 2012
The film fills up its hour-and-a-half harmlessly enough, but nothing's really memorable. Which is rather, bitterly, ironic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
October 5, 2012
The movie screams of a low budget and pedestrian vision ...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
October 4, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Marsha McCreadie
Village Voice
October 2, 2012
Not for the first time in films, noble intent is at odds with aesthetics.
Tomas Hachard
Slant Magazine
September 29, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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