Trade 2007

Trade

Critics Consensus

With an exploitative style that seems more suited for TV shows like CSI, Trade's message about the reality of child exploitation is easily lost.

33%

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Movie Info

A Texas cop (Kevin Kline), whose own daughter might have been forced into sexual slavery, joins forces with a Mexican youth (Cesar Ramos) to find the boy's sister, who was abducted and forced into prostitution. Meanwhile, a Ukrainian woman who was promised a better life in America also becomes a victim.

Cast & Crew

Marco Pérez
Manuelo
Linda Emond
Patty Sheridan
Zack Ward
Alex Green
Tim Reid
Hank Jefferson
Pasha D. Lychnikoff
Vadim Youchenko
Ashok Amritraj
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Robert Leger
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Tom Ortenberg
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Michael Wimer
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Jacobo Lieberman
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Leonardo Heiblum
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Critic Reviews for Trade

All Critics (72) | Top Critics (30) | Fresh (24) | Rotten (48)

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    November 18, 2011 | Rating: 3/5
  • As cinema, 'Trade' is flawed: the script is functional and the dry characters are hemmed in by the machinations of an unremarkable plot.

    December 12, 2008 | Rating: 3/6 | Full Review…
  • This cockeyed odd-couple road movie is well-intentioned, but it comes perilously close to feeding off the crimes it condemns.

    December 12, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Is it possible to agree with what a film is saying while disliking the way it says it? Trade leaves no arm untwisted and no message unrammed.

    December 12, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Xan Brooks

    Guardian
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  • Jose Rivera's script plays uneasily, as do some of the directorial flourishes: the shots of rose stems and caged birds are galumphingly emphatic at moments that need no underlining.

    December 12, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
    Independent (UK)
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    January 18, 2008 | Rating: 2/6 | Full Review…

    Mark Holcomb

    Time Out
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Audience Reviews for Trade

  • Nov 24, 2012
    I had a mixed reaction to the film. Overall, it was so so. I felt like the film was a bit uneven. I felt like I was watching 2 films, the 2nd film being the Kevin Kline part of the film. The film reminded me of movies like Bordertown, Imagining Argentina, and Taken. I thought Kevin Kline (who I like in other films) was miscast here. He seems out of place. Another actor in that role could have done a much better job with the role. The acting by Cesar Ramos, Alicja Bachleda, Paulina Gaitan was really good.
    Sol C Super Reviewer
  • Feb 16, 2011
    Awesome movie about Child abduction and sexual slave trade that goes on throughout the world. This is about a 13 year old Mexican Girl who is abducted and what her 16 year old brother does to save her. Very enjoyable and eye opener. 5 stars
    Bruce B Super Reviewer
  • Dec 08, 2009
    More or less (okay, a bit less) at par with Taken. If you aren't taken by Taken as yet, you might want to trade for a copy of Trade. Not a must watch, though.
    familiar s Super Reviewer
  • Jun 18, 2009
    Grim if now somewhat over familiar people trafficking 'issue' drama. Predictable plot is jolted with one fine scene on a cliff top. Kevin Kline is passable. A noble cause to highlight but not terribly entertaining.
    Gordon A Super Reviewer

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