Trade of Innocents (2012)
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Critic Reviews for Trade of Innocents
The film fills up its hour-and-a-half harmlessly enough, but nothing's really memorable. Which is rather, bitterly, ironic.
Yes, child trafficking is horrific; but embedding your raise-the-alarm mission in a film this inept runs the risk of arousing more amusement than activism.
Not for the first time in films, noble intent is at odds with aesthetics.
A middling thriller wrapped around a compelling lecture about the child sex trade in Southeast Asia...
Audience Reviews for Trade of Innocents
3 1/4 stars--Good message in the storyline, but somehow doesn't quite do what it was intended. Good acting by Dermot. Mira I can barely stand, though. She ALWAYS looks to me like she is ready to cry....so in all those emotional scenes where she is crying, it just makes me cringe. The only memorable parts of this movie revolved around John Billingsley. His portrayal of a sick pedophile was very well done. Too bad it wasn't in a more memorable movie...
A thrilling, real-life drama that brings into attention a cancer in the society that most people choose not to talk about. If only it gets the attention it deserves...more attention than the critics have given. The only way to put a halt to the issue of human trafficking is by making more and more people around the world aware of its proliferation... Not only it happens in faraway lands, but sometimes, the source of the problem can originate from Western countries too (where else do the buyers come from, after all).
This has lifetime written all over it. A sad story executed mechanically and over-dramatically. There are better movies involving child slavery out there.
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