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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 24, 2005
  • Season #: 1
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  • Starring: Michael Sorvino, Lynne Adams, Robert Carlyle
  • Summary: Lifetime's first original miniseries examines the international sexual slavery trade through a series of interconnected stories.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Suspense
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 4 out of 14
  1. 88
    Not only an important series, but a darned good, action-packed one.
  2. It is unusually good: a harsh public-service message built into a clever, suspenseful thriller.
  3. 80
    "Human Trafficking" manages edge-of-your-seat suspense and an unsettling blend of Dickensian horrors and documentary-style realism.
  4. Perhaps inevitably, with all that focus on the educational component, the story gets short shrift.
  5. 50
    It's an awful story, and it deserves a better production than this. [31 Oct 2005, p.39]
  6. "Human Trafficking" is at once a sobering, tough-to-watch dramatization about girls taken from the streets of their hometowns around the world and sold into sexual servitude and a clich├ęd drama about said topic.
  7. 10
    Except for a few suspenseful sequences in which women and, occasionally, sympathetic parties try to escape the clutches of the slave traders, the miniseries is muddled, confused and diffuse.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 68
  2. Negative: 2 out of 68
  1. Jun 1, 2013
    This is one of my favorite movies! The cast did a great job representing the different scenarios of human trafficking! It is a sad reality Must watch is an eye opener the movie is very graphic!

    Human trafficking is the third largest international crime industry (behind illegal drugs and arms trafficking).
    It reportedly generates a profit of $32 billion every year. Of that number, $15.5 billion is made in industrialized countries.

    According to the U.S. State Department, 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year. More than 70 percent are female and half are children.

    Two children are sold every minute.

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