Trade of Innocents
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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 (Dermot Mulroney), a human trafficking investigator, plays the role of her next customer as he negotiates with the pimp for the use of the child. Claire (Mira Sorvino), 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… More

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"The film fills up its hour-and-a-half harmlessly enough, but nothing's really memorable. Which is rather, bitterly, ironic."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Not for the first time in films, noble intent is at odds with aesthetics."
‑ Marsha McCreadie, Village Voice
"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."
‑ Tomas Hachard, Slant Magazine
"The movie screams of a low budget and pedestrian vision ..."
‑ Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post
"A middling thriller wrapped around a compelling lecture about the child sex trade in Southeast Asia..."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"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."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"A message movie whose only subtlety is found in the portrayal of Adderly, a sexual predator who actually believes in some twisted way that he loves the children whose childhoods he's destroys."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Film Journal International
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