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Born Into Brothels Review

  • Release Date: Jan 28, 2005
  • Rated: Sequences of Strong Language
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 25 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    78

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Designed to be "inspirational," yet it shortchanges the complex reality of the lives it makes such a show of saving.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    As inspiring as the story wants to be, its real drama is mired around the edges, where we get a sense of what it is really like to be born into a brothel.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Why, then, should we be eager to see a story of such incomplete inspiration? Because it's thrilling, and stirring. And because it is truth.

  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    This is a work of art so deep and resonant that it puts most narrative films to shame.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The movie is a record by well-meaning people who try to make a difference for the better, and succeed to a small degree while all around them the horror continues unaffected.

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