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Trade of Innocents

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Christopher Bessette

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About the Movie

In the back streets of a tourist town in present-day Southeast Asia, we find a filthy cinder block room; a bed with soiled sheets; a little girl waits for the next man to use her. Alex, a human trafficking investigator plays the role of her next customer as he negotiates with the pimp for the use of the child. Claire, Alex's wife, is caught up in the flow of her new life in Southeast Asia and her role as a volunteer in an aftercare shelter for rescued girls. She and Alex both still are dealing with their grief of losing a child years earlier. As both of them struggle in their own way to overcome the pain of their past and realities of child exploitation where they now live and work, they find themselves being pulled together into the lives of local neighborhood girls, whose freedom and dignity are threatened. Parallel story lines intertwine and twists unfold against the backdrop of the dangerous human trafficking world, in a story of struggle, life, hope and redemption in the TRADE OF INNOCENTS.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 7
  • Fresh: 0
  • Rotten: 7
  • Average Rating: 4.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Yes, child trafficking is horrific; but embedding your raise-the-alarm mission in a film this inept runs the risk of arousing more amusement than activism. – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, Oct 4, 2012

Rotten: Not for the first time in films, noble intent is at odds with aesthetics. – Marsha McCreadie, Village Voice, Oct 2, 2012

Rotten: The movie screams of a low budget and pedestrian vision ... – Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post, Oct 5, 2012

Rotten: The film fills up its hour-and-a-half harmlessly enough, but nothing's really memorable. Which is rather, bitterly, ironic. – Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger, Oct 5, 2012

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Customer Reviews


Yes, sex traffickers of children are extremely heinous. As a punishment for such evil deeds they should be forced to watch this film on a continuous loop for the rest of their lives. While the filmmakers had noble intentions, this films is just terrible on all fronts. The characters are incredibly unbelievable, the editing is terrible, the acting would be considered awful for even daytime television. I was hoping for a powerful film and this film is powerful--powerfully bad.

0% rotten tomatoes need I say more!

I've never seen a film get 0% on rotten tomatoes wow this is bad.

Trade of Innocents
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2012

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