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Eden Reviews

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
May 2, 2013
Cruelty, bloodletting and death are evident throughout (frequently occurring just outside the frame), and Griffith's laudable discretion actually intensifies their impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
March 28, 2013
Griffiths lays bare a many-tentacled trafficking system sickening in its reach.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
March 27, 2013
A quite moving performance comes from Jamie Chung as Eden, repulsion sliding into fearful acceptance without the extinction of hope.
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
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
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
March 21, 2013
Griffiths and her screenwriter, Rick Phillips Jr., manage the tricky business of evoking the specific horrors of sex slavery without languishing in the lurid and graphic.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Stephanie Carrie
Village Voice
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.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
March 19, 2013
[An] excruciating vision of under-age women conscripted into sexual slavery by a criminal enterprise from which there is seemingly no escape.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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David Fear
Time Out
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
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Jordan Hoffman
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
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Joe Leydon
March 15, 2012
Scrupulously avoiding salaciousness and overstatement, "Eden" translates a true-life tale of human trafficking into an effectively low-key, arrestingly suspenseful drama.