Eden (2013)

Jamie Chung stars in a searing contemporary drama, based on the true story of a Korean-American teenager who is kidnapped from a bar in New Mexico and transformed into a sex slave in Las Vegas by a band of ruthless international thugs. Beau… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 20, 2013
DVD Release Date: June 10, 2013
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

Cruelty, bloodletting and death are evident throughout (frequently occurring just outside the frame), and Griffith's laudable discretion actually intensifies their impact.

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

Nearly every second is taken up with the horrors inflicted upon the heroine by the sorriest bunch of good ol' boy sadists since "Deliverance."

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Sean Axmaker

Griffiths makes gripping drama from it all, thanks to an observant camera and nuanced characters.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

Griffiths lays bare a many-tentacled trafficking system sickening in its reach.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

Griffiths and her screenwriter, Rick Phillips Jr., manage the tricky business of evoking the specific horrors of sex slavery without languishing in the lurid and graphic.

Jamie S. Rich

Jamie Chung gives a reserved, watchful performance, but the true surprise is perpetual nice guy Beau Bridges in a nasty turn as the head trafficker.

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

A quite moving performance comes from Jamie Chung as Eden, repulsion sliding into fearful acceptance without the extinction of hope.

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Stephanie Carrie
Village Voice

A few moments harp on the sentimental, but overall, this is a powerful addition to the small collection of films dedicated to spreading awareness of this horrific crime.

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Eddie Harrison
The List

Eden surprises by managing to paint a vivid and disturbing picture of the trafficking experience within the context of a conventional thriller.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Todd Smith
To me, films like this are the true definition of horror, because they really happened. Anyone can look up the graphic details on Wikipedia and see that not… More
Jesse Ortega
I would say this is a good movie, featuring Jamie Chung's best performance by a country mile. Problem is that the ending leaves such poor taste in your… More