• Released
  • March 20, 2013
  • (Limited NY, 3/29 LA, 4/5 Seattle, VOD 4/20)
  • R , 1 hr 38 min
  • Drama
    Suspense/Thriller
91

The Playlist

By Drew Taylor
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.
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
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.
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75

Film.com

By Jordan Hoffman
The remarkable storytelling that eventually emerges in Eden is something you should see, providing you feel that you can stomach it.
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70

Village Voice

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.
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70

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
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.
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67

The A.V. Club

By Scott Tobias
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.
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63

Slant Magazine

By Chuck Bowen
The "male gaze" that often despicably and hypocritically surfaces in these kinds of films is pointedly absent throughout.
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60

Time Out New York

By David Fear
What begins as gritty realism ends up as the usual made-for-cable melodramatics—an apple that’s always better left unbitten.
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25

New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
It’s not a documentary, it isn’t entertainment, and aside from Chung’s intelligent, dignified performance, this sure as heck isn’t art.
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63 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.