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Trade Reviews

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November 18, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 29, 2009
A brutal, shattering story of child trafficking that is intended to deliver a sobering punch about the global human trafficking trade, Marco Kreutzpaintner's powerful drama is in fact based on investigative reports in the New York Times.
December 12, 2008
As cinema, 'Trade' is flawed: the script is functional and the dry characters are hemmed in by the machinations of an unremarkable plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
December 12, 2008
Such difficult subject matter requires a harder-edged delivery, but hopefully this accessible drama will therefore get its message across to a wider audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 12, 2008
With terrific performances and strong direction throughout, this hard-hitting thriller delivers a powerful wake-up call.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 20, 2008
Just misses making its urgent point, which was surely the purpose of this emotionally stirring, troubling film, by turning up the excessively convoluted melodrama, and turning its eyes away from the sociopolitical issues that sex slavery thrives on.
October 26, 2007
Yes, a conventional documentary about sex slavery would probably be more illuminating. It would also be more unbearable.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
October 6, 2007
What ultimately tips the scales is its determination to avoid sentimentality.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 3, 2007
Grim, hard to take, and nightmare-producing, Trade is not for the faint of heart.
October 1, 2007
I was moved.
September 29, 2007
It's a sad but common story.
September 28, 2007
A transcendent rather than merely tragic film...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 28, 2007
This mostly effective dramatization paints a suitably ugly picture of the dehumanizing depths people are willing to go for money.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 28, 2007
Equally involving yet hard to take.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 28, 2007
Without making a message movie, the filmmakers have shed light on a serious yet underappreciated sociopolitical issue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 27, 2007
A bone-chilling, disturbing thriller about a forbidden subject the government would probably like to sweep under the rug.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 27, 2007
A movie that's guaranteed to make you lose sleep.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 27, 2007
A scary, poignant, and unforgettable film that elicits our outrage and compassion as it puts faces and feelings on the victims of the international trade in sex slaves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 26, 2007
As a movie, Trade is so-so, but as an exposť of how the new globalized industry of sex trafficking really works, it's a disquieting, eye-opening bulletin.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 20, 2007
Trade is as gripping as it is important.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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