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  • Summary: In the back streets of a tourist town in present-day Southeast Asia, we find a filthy cinder block room; a bed with soiled sheets; a little girl waits for the next man. Alex, a human trafficking investigator, plays the role of her next customer as he negotiates with the pimp for the use ofIn the back streets of a tourist town in present-day Southeast Asia, we find a filthy cinder block room; a bed with soiled sheets; a little girl waits for the next man. Alex, a human trafficking investigator, plays the role of her next customer as he negotiates with the pimp for the use of the child. Claire, Alex's wife, is caught up in the flow of her new life in Southeast Asia and her role as a volunteer in an aftercare shelter for rescued girls where lives of local neighborhood girl's freedoms and dignity are threatened. Parallel story lines intertwine and unfold twists against the backdrop of the dangerous human trafficking world, in a story of struggle, life, hope and redemption in the Trade of Innocents. (Monterey Media)
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  2. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Oct 4, 2012
    40
    Part infomercial, part public-service announcement, Trade of Innocents carries such a suffocating human-rights burden that it never had much chance of becoming an actual movie. 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.
  2. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Oct 6, 2012
    40
    This thriller about child sex trafficking is well-intentioned but dramatically stilted.
  3. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Oct 5, 2012
    38
    Aside from an additional 30 minutes or so of plot, Trade of Innocents offers no more than a middling episode of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."
  4. Reviewed by: Marsha McCreadie
    Oct 2, 2012
    30
    Not for the first time in films, noble intent is at odds with aesthetics.
  5. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Oct 2, 2012
    30
    Unfortunately, with its unconvincing action, preachy script and flat performances, the picture winds up less moving than most typical journeyman documentaries on the subject.
  6. Reviewed by: Thomas Hachard
    Oct 1, 2012
    25
    Trade of Innocents is as much a piece of social-justice campaigning as it is a work unto itself, an important fact to remember when considering its many flaws.
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  1. Oct 15, 2012
    10
    Excellent film on a heart breaking subject. Applauding the effort of many caring hearts that came together to make this film possible.Excellent film on a heart breaking subject. Applauding the effort of many caring hearts that came together to make this film possible. Astonished & forever changed...speaking from my middle-class American point-of-view & relative comfort and safety. Highly recommend this film. Expand
  2. Jun 8, 2015
    6
    A serious material in a poor movie!

    I really want to like this movie and rate higher as an honest living person for its contents alone, but
    A serious material in a poor movie!

    I really want to like this movie and rate higher as an honest living person for its contents alone, but as a movie freak it was easy to say the screenplay was a letdown. Not based on the actual incident, but the film depicts how and where these things take place. In fact inspired by the director and producers of this film's own experience during a visit to the Cambodia. This was a movie about human trafficking, in the line of movies like 'Trade' and 'Eden'.

    An American couple who recently lost their child on a mission in a Southeast Asian city to fight the crime. What they encounter is the crux of the story. Don't anticipate breathtaking stunts and wide human traffic network like the movie 'Taken'. As I expected in this low budget movie, everything was too short including the cast with a simple story. But there is a powerful message, that's the most important and everything else is just a formality for a movie to have a basic thing. Watch it or not its up to you, because in one way worth give a try and in another, it is not.

    6/10
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