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  • Summary: Whores' Glory is an explicit and unflinching exposé of global prostitution. In Bangkok, Thailand, women punch a clock and wait for clients in a brightly lit glass box; in the red-light district of Faridpur, Bangladesh, a madam haggles over the price of a teenage girl; and in the border town of Reynosa, Mexico, crack-addicted women pray to a deity named Lady Death. (Kino Lorber) Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Andrew O'Hehir
    Apr 30, 2012
    90
    Both a wrenching journalistic exploration of real life and something close to great cinema.
  2. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Apr 25, 2012
    83
    Glawogger studiously avoids explicitness until he gets to Mexico, where he finally goes past the bartering stage and behind closed doors as business is conducted. Pleasure isn't part of the transaction.
  3. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Apr 24, 2012
    80
    There are no lava-spewing natural phenomena or gut-wrenching slaughterhouse sequences in this unofficial companion piece, but you do witness sex tourists in Bangkok choosing numbered "girlfriends" as if they were picking out lobsters in a tank.
  4. Reviewed by: Jesse Cataldo
    Apr 16, 2012
    75
    While Michael Glawogger does make overtures in the wrong directions, he usually seems to know where to steer his material.
  5. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Apr 27, 2012
    70
    Quietly powerful but dispiriting documentary, which compares the world's oldest profession as practiced from place to place.
  6. Reviewed by: Mark Holcomb
    Apr 24, 2012
    70
    Michael Glawogger's fearless Whores' Glory demystifies trick turning with a bluntness and sneaky artistry that's sure to make even the most jaded of us choke on our next sitcom-hooker-joke chuckle.
  7. Reviewed by: Mark Jenkins
    Apr 19, 2012
    50
    Austrian documentarian Michael Glawogger's Whore's Glory is no "Pretty Woman." But neither does it qualify as an expose.

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  1. May 1, 2013
    9
    Not quite the movie you'd like to watch for easy viewing and enjoyment, this sad and often disturbing view into the world of the "oldest profession on earth" is sometimes unmerciful in it's portrayal of the truth. Unflinching and never once letting off, the three stories from three different parts of the world will leave you all dizzy with enough substance, style and compelling honesty to make you cry. A haunting documentary with an equally arresting soundtrack, Austrian filmmaker Michael Glawogger will have you begging for a break without ever taking his foot off the pedal. Ever more so was the truth upon viewing the final 20 minutes. A documentary you will soon never forget. **4.5 out of 5 stars** Expand
  2. Mar 21, 2013
    9
    thought-provoking, emotionally captivating, very much socially relevant, with almost poetic candid dialogue, excellent cinematography, and a wonderful soundtrack. best documentary on netflix i've ever seen, hands down. if you have an account, or even just an internet connection, i highly recommend that you watch Whore's Glory. Collapse