• Released
  • March 20, 2013
  • (Limited NY, 3/29 LA, 4/5 Seattle, VOD 4/20)
  • R , 1 hr 38 min
  • Drama
    Suspense/Thriller
Eden Synopsis
A Korean-American has to agree to her captors' demeaning orders to survive.
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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...
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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...
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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

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A few moments harp on the sentimental, but overall, this is a powerful addition to the small collection of films dedicated to spreading...
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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...
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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...
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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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Rated R | For Human Trafficking, Disturbing Sexual Content, Drug Use, Disturbing Violent Content and Language