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Eden Reviews

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March 22, 2013
Nearly every second is taken up with the horrors inflicted upon the heroine by the sorriest bunch of good ol' boy sadists since "Deliverance."
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 15, 2013
A frustratingly mild interpretation of a horrific true-life incident.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 9, 2013
Director Megan Griffiths wastes a great villain and settles for easy answers in a watchable but by-numbers thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 20, 2013
There should be more to chew on with a story as horrific as this, yet writer/director Megan Griffiths isn't interested in the crucial details of decay, robbing the film of necessary motivations and a lasting welt of reality.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
March 19, 2013
Once bodies start piling up to a generic indie-twang score and plot turns head south of ludicrous, Eden's goodwill dissipates.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 22, 2013
Tackling the most lurid of subjects, this schlocky shocker proves that sometimes female directors can be as exploitative as men.
March 20, 2013
A few moments harp on the sentimental, but overall, this is a powerful addition to the small collection of films dedicated to spreading awareness of this horrific crime.
August 1, 2013
Jamie Chung gives a reserved, watchful performance, but the true surprise is perpetual nice guy Beau Bridges in a nasty turn as the head trafficker.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 24, 2013
Eden surprises by managing to paint a vivid and disturbing picture of the trafficking experience within the context of a conventional thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 17, 2013
The "male gaze" that often despicably and hypocritically surfaces in these kinds of films is pointedly absent throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 22, 2013
The intimate scenes between marginalized individuals feeling out complicated relationships. . .gives unusually poignant insight into those caught up in sex trafficking.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
March 19, 2013
A unique and thought provoking picture on a subject that ought to send you into a good old fashioned blood-boiling rage.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 16, 2012
| Original Score: B
March 19, 2013
Brave, gritty, complex and suspenseful. Jamie Chung gives the best performance of her career.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
July 19, 2013
Harrowing true events are dramatised with surprising restraint in the low-key Eden.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 18, 2013
For half an hour, with brutish hunks abusing teens in torn clothes, we think: "Sexploitation!" Then stately, plump Beau Bridges appears, a corrupt federal marshal resembling a gone-to-girth Timothy Spall, and the story starts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 19, 2013
Griffiths handles the exploitation with care, hinting at what goes on rather than rubbing our faces in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 18, 2013
Props to Griffiths for proving that it only takes a very slight shift in tone and focus to give a gory old bike a set of shiny new wheels.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 20, 2013
A compelling indie film inspired by a true story about a New Mexico woman who is kidnapped and forced into prostitution in a sex trade operation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 18, 2013
Director-cowriter Megan Griffiths refuses to sensationalise the tabloid aspects of this harrowing true story about human trafficking within the USA.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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