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The Wrong Light

HD   NR Closed Captioning

Dave Adams & Josie Swantek Heitz

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About the Movie

THE WRONG LIGHT follows a charismatic activist who leads a globally-regarded NGO that provides shelter and education for girls rescued from brothels in Northern Thailand. But as the filmmakers meet the girls and their families, discrepancies begin to emerge and the story takes an unexpected turn.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 10
  • Fresh: 8
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 7.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: In the end, "The Wrong Light" is an engrossing cautionary tale teaching one of philanthropy's oldest lessons: Caveat emptor. – Daniel M. Gold, New York Times, Jul 13, 2017

Fresh: As a reminder that lies cannot live forever, the film sheds valuable light on the potentially damaging effects of grand-scale deception on the needy and vulnerable. – Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, Jul 20, 2017

Fresh: Despite occasionally shaky storytelling, the doc sticks to its mission even as the most fundamental obstacles arise, producing a dramatic account that will make all do-gooders think twice about how they spend their charitable dollars. – John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter, Jul 17, 2017

Rotten: The divide between meaningful journalism and ethical filmmaking seldom seems as wide as it does in The Wrong Light. – Clayton Dillard, Slant Magazine, Jul 10, 2017

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2017

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