Sold Reviews

August 18, 2017
Sold isn't cheap or shoddy and the relationships between the captives is affecting, but it's impossible to shake the feeling that it would make more sense in a lecture hall than in a theater.
April 21, 2016
"Sold" is maudlin in a way that makes its audience, paradoxically, feel good, albeit superficially. A story of human trafficking should move us on a deeper, more uncomfortable level.
April 15, 2016
The film has a worthy message, but doesn't present its brave young heroine's story compellingly.
April 14, 2016
Brown makes it clear that what happened to Lakshmi is not her fault - and more importantly, she's never passive, taking her fate into her own hands.
April 14, 2016
All of this is uncomfortable to watch. Then again, given the subject matter, it should be.
April 14, 2016
[Brown] does his best to suggest the lighter side of the subject, especially in a furiously choreographed Bollywood number that captures the heroine's rare moments of joy.
April 14, 2016
"Sold" is colorful and visually pleasing, although there is nothing surprising in the rather predictable story. But then again, it was likely not Brown's intent to supply endless twists and turns.
April 13, 2016
Mostly dreary.
April 8, 2016
Important story, subpar execution.
April 4, 2016
Horror of Human Trafficking.
April 1, 2016
This earnest low-budget drama reinforces a worthwhile message about global sex trafficking, but it's more admirable for its effort than its execution.
April 1, 2016
Brutal yet sensitively rendered, putting a human face, if a fictional one, on an issue that rarely gets one. Almost Dickens for the 21st century.
April 1, 2016
Heartbreaking tale of child sex trafficking finds hope.
April 1, 2016
The film gives us a vibrant, tangible sense of place, the color and dust of a crowded ancient city, and the layers of secrecy and corruption under which Lakshmi and those like her are trapped.
March 31, 2016
A hard-hitting film about a 13-year old Nepalese girl whose parents send her to work in India where she ends up in a brothel.
March 29, 2016
Such a solid example of film-industry liberalism's shortcomings that it warrants only the faintest praise.