Cargo (2011)

A young Russian woman, smuggled into America by human traffickers, and a notorious Egyptian transporter, hired to drive her from the Mexican border to New York City, form an unlikely bond that transforms them and threatens to derail the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 21, 2011
DVD Release Date: October 23, 2012
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

What could have been a typically didactic message film instead resonates with thoughtful humanity.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Suspenseful and captivating albeit not as unflinchingly horrifying as it could have been.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

The film leans almost exclusively on the focused performances of its two leads, who create a credibly barbed chemistry that goes a long way toward distracting us from the film's low-budget deficiencies.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An intense drama about human trafficking and the yearning for freedom.

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Andrew Schenker
Village Voice

With the certainty of bad melodrama, Cargo moves gradually into superficial moral complexity, an inevitable display of heroics, and the perfunctory title card ensuring us that sex slavery is indeed a real-life problem.

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Diego Semerene
Slant Magazine

Cargo can feel like a "film about human trafficking" from beginning to end.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Very slow...nothing new really.