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7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 2 out of 9

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  1. ojt
    Jun 21, 2013
    10
    A big surprise to me, expecting mediocrity. His is a strong film in all aspects, and deserves a big audience. Based on a true life story, this tells the true nature of human trafficking. Beautifully photographed, strongly told story, with quality all along.
    This is the second best film on this topic I ever saw, and is recommended.
    Violence is subtle, main driving force is heart and
    feelings, though the film has a beautiful nerve.
    Be sure to catch it!
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  2. Dec 21, 2013
    10
    Kudos to Megan Griffiths and Colin Harper Plank for having the guts to make this movie. Based on the life of a real woman, this film is spot on in terms of the way it depicts human trafficking. Griffiths positions us as observers of the horror experienced by Eden and her fellow captives, without resorting to sensationalism. Jamie Chung is excellent as Eden; she embodies the character perfectly with just the right mix of fear and resolve. Despite their circumstances, Eden and many of her fellow captives somehow manage to maintain their humanity. Beau Bridges is uncharacteristically and convincingly creepy in this one, and Tantoo Cardinal is amazing and frightening as the cold-hearted "nurse" to the captive girlsThe story is not easy to watch, but I highly recommend this film. Expand
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63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Mar 28, 2013
    80
    Eden is never less than suspenseful, but rather than sentimentally pander to easy outrage, or indulge in icky women-in-distress titillation, the movie...zeros in on the details of how dignity can be stripped like bark from a tree, and the queasy determination it takes to stay alive in a living hell.
  2. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Mar 22, 2013
    25
    It’s not a documentary, it isn’t entertainment, and aside from Chung’s intelligent, dignified performance, this sure as heck isn’t art.
  3. Reviewed by: Drew Taylor
    Mar 21, 2013
    91
    Eden may be unpleasant, but it's not as grim as you'd imagine, and always compulsively watchable. If only all issue movies were this entertaining.