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      Holly

      R 2006 1h 54m Drama List
      65% Tomatometer 23 Reviews 63% Audience Score 250+ Ratings An American artifacts dealer tries to free a 12-year-old girl from her sexual enslavement in Cambodia. Read More Read Less

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      Despite some execution problems, Holly remains a realistic and gritty look at child sex slavery.

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      Hank Sartin Time Out Rated: 3/5 Nov 18, 2011 Full Review Maitland McDonagh Time Out Rated: 2/5 Nov 17, 2011 Full Review Josh Rosenblatt Austin Chronicle Rated: 3/5 Oct 18, 2008 Full Review Josh Bell Las Vegas Weekly Well-meaning but terminally dull. Rated: 2.5/5 Nov 30, 2007 Full Review William Arnold Seattle Post-Intelligencer It's realistic enough to admit that there's probably no way to ever completely eradicate an evil for which there seems to be such an eager demand. Rated: B Nov 29, 2007 Full Review Peter Canavese Groucho Reviews Moshe and co-screenwriter Guy Jacobson use their white protagonist not cynically to exploit white guilt, but to excavate it and examine its possibilities and failings with an anthropological eye. Rated: 3/4 Nov 25, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member This was a weird story that was hard to watch. Their really was no heroic story here. Everything that Livingston's character did was sporadic and pointless. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Low budget, poor acting, and dismal cinematography have turned what could be a great movie into bargain bucket material. The story was there, but it was so badly put directed and produced that it lost its credibility. As Michael Snyder of the San Francisco put it, "Holly might have been more effective as a documentary." Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Very touching movie about an American man in Cambodia who becomes attached to a young Vietnamese girl who he tries to save from child prostitution. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member very good film 8 out of 10 Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member I'm torn about this movie. On one hand, it is a very interesting production and well thought out story. On the other hand, it is a very blatant soapbox preaching session of a movie. It gets a little awkward when it transitions between, but is successful enough. However, I think this also makes you think and assume that the movie is going in one direction and kicks to another. And that isn't such a bad thing. It has wonderful acting by everyone, even the supporting players. The girl is amazing and Ron Livingston really surprises with how great he can be. It is an obvious real world setting and production doesn't suffer. And the script really does take you through a journey with twists and turns. The only real faults, again, are that it gets a slight bit heavy handed when it wants to make a point (though those points need to be made with such a horrible subject that happens way too often) and point the finger at people who participate. AND IGNORE, which it does in a very interesting way to point out in this movie. It is effective, but also comes off a little cheesy. The other fault is that it takes the other lead, Livingston, and tries to get you to identify with him, but then takes him through a journey where they say he just keeps making mistakes. It is trying to point out that these things are mistakes, but it never says that he made the right decision in trying to help. Then, you see how it all goes. In many ways, he is a tragic hero, but also can seem like a fool being played by a system that can't be fixed. However, I recommend this movie because this is a tragedy that shouldn't be ignored and just the effort to make this a subject brought to light for everybody so awareness can lead to help in any way when possible, is important. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Overall, I believe the acting was okay...but I was expecting a resolution in the end...for the money, I thought this was going to be a better film. It felt dragged out...and dull. More emotion could have been emphasized on...and again, the ending was very disappointing. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis An American artifacts dealer tries to free a 12-year-old girl from her sexual enslavement in Cambodia.
      Director
      Guy Moshe
      Producer
      Adi Ezroni, Guy Jacobson, Nava Levin
      Screenwriter
      Guy Jacobson, Guy Moshe
      Production Co
      Priority Films, Vox Entertainment
      Rating
      R (Language|Sexual Situations Inv Children)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 26, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 54m
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