Trade Synopsis
A Mexican youth joins forces with a cop to find his sister, who has been forced into prostitution.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Trade unflinchingly sheds light on a heinous crime. Yes, it's tough to sit through. But don't let that keep you away.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
As a movie, Trade is so-so, but as an exposé of how the new globalized industry of sex trafficking really works, it's a disquieting,...
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The story's incredible coincidences, lazy cynicism and easy ironies recast a real-life horror story as easy-to-dismiss melodrama, complete...
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Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Trade's wake-up call needs to be heeded, but its missteps detract from its devastating message.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Trade comes off like TV-movie sensationalism, sidetracked by distracting backstories and hard-to-swallow plot twists.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The story of the victims on the road is harrowing, but the tale of the kind cop and the teenager with an attitude is a string of big...
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
But improbable situations, heavy reliance on coincidence and an improbable climax nearly tip the film into TV-movie territory.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Human trafficking is an awful societal issue, and Trade happens to be an awful movie about human trafficking.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Trade is an earnest attempt to dramatize the network of Internet sex "tunnels." Unfortunately, the film's horrific and important subject...
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San Francisco Chronicle

Trade is a total misfire, a strange attempt at making a buddy movie featuring a morose Kevin Kline and a 17-year-old Mexican boy looking...
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It's all about TRADE

By Colleilani
I loved this movie when I saw it in the Sundance Film Festival 07. It's a real eye opener and makes you wanna take action in all the perversion thats going on in the world today. "Trade" will make...

One of the best.

By galvezd0515
One of the best movies I have seen this is the kind of movie that will touch your heart and make you want to make a change in the world. Everyone needs to see this movie....


This sad, shocking film makes one seriously rethink castration as a viable solution. Why are these children coming through the system and not being screened by border patrol if the problem is this...

A MUST-SEE for everyone to learn about the dark side of globalization

By SeaPR
I could not take my eyes off the screen the entire time and I wanted to run at the same time. I wanted to scream the whole time but the shck was too strong to make any noise. Everyone must gain...

It was so-so

By mnmoviegirl007
I was expecting a lot more. I saw the lifetime movie one about trafficing and it was way better. I felt that it was really slow. After seeing the tv movie, I thought this one would be better. It...

The movie was great

By nancycv3
I really liked the movie, a bit strong for kids i don't recomend you take them...good consept of the movie...

trade - eye opener

By A.M.
this was a great movie. intense the entire time....

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Rated R | For disturbing sexual material involving minors, violence including a rape, language, some drug content