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Eden may be unpleasant, but it's not as grim as you'd imagine, and always compulsively watchable. If only all issue movies were this entertaining. Read full review
Eden is never less than suspenseful, but rather than sentimentally pander to easy outrage, or indulge in icky women-in-distress titillation, the movie...zeros in on the details of how dignity can be stripped like bark from a tree, and the queasy determination it takes to stay alive in a living hell. Read full review
The remarkable storytelling that eventually emerges in Eden is something you should see, providing you feel that you can stomach it. Read full review
A few moments harp on the sentimental, but overall, this is a powerful addition to the small collection of films dedicated to spreading awareness of this horrific crime. Read full review
Enough films about human trafficking have been made in recent years that the outlines of Eden should be painfully familiar. But that familiarity doesn’t cushion this movie’s excruciating vision. Read full review
For as studiously as Griffiths avoids cheap exploitation, the film has an overall structure that isn’t as far removed from a Roger Corman “women in prison” movie as it appears. Read full review
The "male gaze" that often despicably and hypocritically surfaces in these kinds of films is pointedly absent throughout. Read full review
What begins as gritty realism ends up as the usual made-for-cable melodramatics—an apple that’s always better left unbitten. Read full review
It’s not a documentary, it isn’t entertainment, and aside from Chung’s intelligent, dignified performance, this sure as heck isn’t art. Read full review
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