Roadside Attractions | Release Date: September 28, 2007
5.6
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Mixed or average reviews based on 18 Ratings
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OAFeb 7, 2008
This is the best picture of the year, no country was great but this film will bring tears to your eyes, its real, unflinching and captivating.
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DanS.Oct 2, 2007
So bad it is painful.
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ChadS.Jan 30, 2008
Don't let a man do a woman's job. The sex trafficking of minors is a story that should be unrelentingly grim (like Lukas Moodyson's "Lilya-4-Ever"); a female screenwriter knows this. "Trade" stares at the sordid world of child Don't let a man do a woman's job. The sex trafficking of minors is a story that should be unrelentingly grim (like Lukas Moodyson's "Lilya-4-Ever"); a female screenwriter knows this. "Trade" stares at the sordid world of child exploitation, and flinches. Rather than be at the front and center of the viewer's attention, the story of two underaged girls(one Polish, one Mexican) being transported to New Jersey for auction, inexplicably, is sometimes used to frame the curiously cheerful auxiliary story of two boys(one American, one Mexican) pursuing the kidnappers. "Trade" is a road movie about the sex trafficking of minors. Sometimes Jorge(Cesar Ramos) remembers that Adriana(Paulina Gaitan) is, in all likelihood, going to be raped; sometimes he forgets; or rather, the movie forgets. The cultural differences between Ray(Kevin Kline) and Jorge(he doesn't like Ray's classical music) that "Trade" insists on exploring is inappropriate to say the least. In one scene, the younger charge gets to drive...and have control over the music. If "Trade" was written by a woman, Veronica(Alicja Bachleda-Curus) wouldn't exit "Trade" in spectacular "Thelma & Louise"-like fashion. As much as the Polish girl loves her baby boy, it's unlikely that she'd abandon Adriana(Paulina Gaitan), a younger girl, to fend off their two kidnappers on her own. "Trade" is too entertaining, and too easy to watch. Expand
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LoO.Oct 1, 2007
Simply a bad film. Save your money and go and see Holly when it comes out.
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JohnS.Sep 29, 2007
This is simply a very bad film. One of the worst I have ever seen in a very long time. The acting is so bad it is only rival by the stupid script. Avoid at all cost.
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JayB.Mar 30, 2008
Yes, there can be improvements made to the overall quality of the film, however, this movie sheds some light to a sordid underworld many of us are ignorant to. Sorry, but thats a fact. Watch the film and form your own opinion. I thought the Yes, there can be improvements made to the overall quality of the film, however, this movie sheds some light to a sordid underworld many of us are ignorant to. Sorry, but thats a fact. Watch the film and form your own opinion. I thought the movie overall was outstanding along with the performances by the main actors. Expand
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ElmerRMay 21, 2008
Is a good movie, and shows the differences between cultures. Many of the "experts" rate this low cuz they dont like that a mexican calls them stupid and ignorant. But if you watch this film with a little open mind, you will find a movie not Is a good movie, and shows the differences between cultures. Many of the "experts" rate this low cuz they dont like that a mexican calls them stupid and ignorant. But if you watch this film with a little open mind, you will find a movie not so far from the reality. Expand
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oxanaAug 25, 2014
Touching story that could easily be true.

What makes this film mere fiction is the mane convenient places where pieces fall togehter. In reality, there isn't even that much if a happy ending at there is in "Trade", and finding your sister
Touching story that could easily be true.

What makes this film mere fiction is the mane convenient places where pieces fall togehter. In reality, there isn't even that much if a happy ending at there is in "Trade", and finding your sister lost in human trafficking would be less than likely.

If you look beyond that, though, there is a cruel and human story to be found here. Trust and unlikely friendship are thrust together with the rest, linking characters and giving them something in common to keep them fighting for their goals.
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Meth-dudeJan 9, 2017
The original idea was interesting, the acting was good for the most part and the movie was entertaining. Unfortunately, the numerous plot holes and the bad script didn't help the movie. It wasn't a particularly good movie, but it wasn't thatThe original idea was interesting, the acting was good for the most part and the movie was entertaining. Unfortunately, the numerous plot holes and the bad script didn't help the movie. It wasn't a particularly good movie, but it wasn't that bad either. Expand
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CineAutoctonoJan 7, 2017
"Trade" was a film, which reflects a lot, the trafficking of people, and the infernal that can live, although the story is well mixed with emotions, was more Latin than American, and certainly very predictable, against everything Foreword,"Trade" was a film, which reflects a lot, the trafficking of people, and the infernal that can live, although the story is well mixed with emotions, was more Latin than American, and certainly very predictable, against everything Foreword, this film makes you reflect on human trafficking, love, and family unity. Expand
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