Critics Consensus

Despite some execution problems, Holly remains a realistic and gritty look at child sex slavery.



Total Count: 23


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User Ratings: 442
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Set in Cambodia, depicts child prostitution through the non-sexual, complex relationship between Holly, a beautiful 12-year-old Vietnamese girl, and Patrick, an obsessive 40-year-old American stolen artifacts dealer.

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Critic Reviews for Holly

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  • Ultimately, Holly might have been more effective as a documentary.

    Nov 30, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Despite its best intentions, Holly never achieves the dramatic clarity it needs to put its human suffering into galvanizing perspective.

    Nov 30, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Despite a strong performance by Livingston, the film is sunk by sluggish pacing, straight-ahead plotting and an unresolved ending -- not to mention its inability to convince us that anything much can be done about sexual slavery.

    Nov 9, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Half drama, half social tract, Guy Moshe's feature debut is meant to illustrate the horrors of child prostitution in Southeast Asia. The intentions, unfortunately, are more notable than the execution.

    Nov 9, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • There's a riveting story lurking inside Holly; It's just not the one the filmmakers want to tell.

    Nov 9, 2007 | Rating: 2/5
  • An unsparing look at child prostitution is a hard sell for audiences, but this movie is a memorable achievement.

    Nov 9, 2007

Audience Reviews for Holly

  • Jan 25, 2009
    Not bad. Felt very watered down, but still a good movie raising awareness of child prostitution. The young girl who plays 12 year old Holly is very good, as is Ron Livingstone as the man who tries to help her escape.
    Nicki M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 20, 2007
    It brings to light the very sad issue of child prostitution but I didn't like the ending.
    Ida K Super Reviewer

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