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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. kellye
    Nov 6, 2005
    Truth be told, I haven't been able to stop thinking about the movie and women who may be facing these dangers now since I saw the show. It has made a huge impact in my life. I knew these realities existed but it really brings the trauma to life and to heart to see it depicted like that in a movie. Expand
  2. MarieJ.
    Oct 29, 2005
    EXCELLENT! Sorry to say we have this going on in the world today! We need more publicity. THANK YOU!!!!!!!
  3. 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.
  4. BrittanyS
    Dec 27, 2005
    I LOVE this movie. I started watching it in the fast hour of the show and I an dying to see the first part of it! It was so sad and so frightening at the same time. I'd give it a thumbs up, no TWO, no THREE! The actors were teriffic. A must see. Expand
  5. Lucrecia
    Jul 9, 2006
    extremely powerful and timely film....my deepest blessings and love go out to ALL the people that made this film possible!!! i am very blessed to have a gay nephew currently doing extensive research on this subject after receiving a grant to do so!!! Expand
  6. staceyg
    Jan 19, 2007
    this movie is a very good movie to show teens that there is alot of sick people in this world and not to just trust anybody and not to get in a car with anybody an also the menm r sick in the head Expand
  7. EmB
    Oct 28, 2006
    I sympathize with the message but this has to be the worst production I have ever seen. Sorvino is unenthused and dry and I sympthize with Sutherland for having to perform one of the worst scripts in recent memory. Mini Series or not, try again Expand

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