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Holly (2007)

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

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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.

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All Critics (23) | Top Critics (12)

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

November 30, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
San Francisco Chronicle
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Despite its best intentions, Holly never achieves the dramatic clarity it needs to put its human suffering into galvanizing perspective.

November 30, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
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.

November 9, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
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.

November 9, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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 | Rating: 2/5
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.

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