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Gardens of the Night Reviews

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Stephen Garrett
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
December 5, 2008
Do these heartbreaking stories exist in the real world? Yes, yes, they do. Does dramatizing these stories with nothing to add except a certain cruel wallowing in the existence of unspeakable human depravity serve any real purpose? No, no, it does not.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
November 7, 2008
Writer-director Jared Harris (and actor and son of the late Richard Harris) claims to have spent 10 years researching this sordid milieu, yet, for all the detail, it ends up playing like an especially lurid '80s TV movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
November 7, 2008
Gardens of the Night is a harrowing story of kidnapping and forced child prostitution that conjures a world entirely populated by predators and prey.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
November 5, 2008
Good acting and sincere direction by Damian Harris act as beacons to light the haunting corridors of an underworld spook house.
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Ed Gonzalez
Village Voice
November 5, 2008
The film never quite recovers from writer-director Damian Harris's dithering way of shooting things.