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About the Movie
At 8 years old, Leslie’s life is changed forever when a stranger lures her into a car. For 7 years, she and another child, Donnie, live in horror with no one to turn to but each other. Eventually abandoned by their captors, they struggle with a hand to mouth existence on the streets of San Diego. Starring Gillian Jacobs (Community) and John Malkovich (Being John Malkovich, Burn After Reading).
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 13
- Fresh: 7
- Rotten: 6
- Average Rating: 5.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Gardens of the Night is a harrowing story of kidnapping and forced child prostitution that conjures a world entirely populated by predators and prey.
Rotten: Do these heartbreaking stories exist in the real world? Yes, yes, they do. Does dramatizing these stories with nothing to add except a certain cruel wallowing in the existence of unspeakable human depravity serve any real purpose? No, no, it does not.
Rotten: The film never quite recovers from writer-director Damian Harris's dithering way of shooting things.
Fresh: Good acting and sincere direction by Damian Harris act as beacons to light the haunting corridors of an underworld spook house.