“Honestly, I had nog idea what to expect from this flick but the subject seemed to be interesting so I thought I might as well give it a try. Well, it turned out to be a really depressing watch. Basically, you get to see a lot of sickening stuff and, even though we are all aware of the human traffic business, the fact that someone would choose this line of work is pretty much a proof that we live in a very fucked up world. In my opinion, even though the whole thing was sometimes terribly misguided, they did manage to give a frightening and believable view on the subject. It means that 2/3 of it, when it was focusing on those poor girls was very good and, unfortunaly, the last 1/3 was really contrived and belonged more into a fairy tale (probably the reason why Roger Ebert disliked the movi” read more
“Trade is a total train wreck of a movie. I say "train wreck" because it's a very helpful way of describing it. It starts out stumbling, yet you feel like it still has hope to get back on track... but no. It keeps falling off its rails, and just when you don't think it can get more disastrous, it ends so catastrophically that you almost wonder how the filmmakers didn't get a slight urge to even TRY to somehow curb the chaos that permeates this crapfest.
A lot of people are convinced that the mere fact that a movie deals with an important or controversial issue or explores a troubling subject that has caused tragedy for many people in the real world automatically makes it a good piece of cinema. If its intentions are good, then it must be good, right? Well, I'm not even positive th” read more
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