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  • Summary: A young Russian woman, smuggled into America by human traffickers, and a notorious Egyptian transporter, hired to drive her from the Mexican border to New York City, form an unlikely bond that transforms them and threatens to derail the traffickers’ plans. (Persona Films)
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  1. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Oct 22, 2011
    70
    Although the screenplay by Vizinberg and Lee Peterkin holds little in the way of surprises, it does offer a taut storyline and complex characterizations.
  2. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Oct 20, 2011
    60
    The film leans almost exclusively on the focused performances of its two leads, who create a credibly barbed chemistry that goes a long way toward distracting us from the film's low-budget deficiencies.
  3. Reviewed by: Diego Costa
    Oct 20, 2011
    50
    Cargo can feel like a "film about human trafficking" from beginning to end.
  4. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Oct 18, 2011
    40
    With the certainty of bad melodrama, Cargo moves gradually into superficial moral complexity, an inevitable display of heroics, and the perfunctory title card ensuring us that sex slavery is indeed a real-life problem.
  5. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Oct 22, 2011
    40
    Its provocative subject matter, though seriously treated, qualifies it as a dark-horse candidate for latenight cable.
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