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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Might have been more effective as a documentary. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Half drama, half social tract, Guy Moshe's feature debut is meant to illustrate the horrors of child prostitution in Southeast Asia. The intentions, unfortunately, are more notable than the execution. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    An unsparing look at child prostitution is a hard sell for audiences, but this movie is a memorable achievement, far superior to the recently released "Trade," another movie about sex trafficking. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    The film's meandering narrative, melodramatic conclusion and underdeveloped characters overshadow the genuinely shocking abuses it condemns. show more

  • 38
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    A dreary message movie. show more

  • 67
    Austin Chronicle

    In Moshe’s new film, Livingston throws himself with defeated gusto into the role of Patrick. show more

  • 75
    William Arnold Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    The filmmaker's vision is harrowingly ugly and profoundly upsetting every step of the way. show more

  • 67
    M. E. Russell Portland Oregonian

    A fairly good movie about an evil subject. show more

  • 42
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    A dawdling, myopic drama. show more

  • 70
    Village Voice

    Though the storytelling is haphazard, artistry often transcends mere good intentions. Director Guy Moshe scavenges color from the torn fringes of Phnom Penh, and the composer Tôn-Thât Tiêt provides a spare score, laying bleary sadness over the art-house muckracking. show more

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