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Gardens of the Night

09gardens Kidnapped as children and raised in captivity by an older man (Tom Arnold) and his accomplice (Kevin Zegers), Leslie (Gillian Jacobs) and Donnie (Evan Ross) grew up to be as close as real siblings. But now that they're young adults, they're haunted by their traumatic upbringing. As Leslie recounts her experiences to a sympathetic counselor (John Malkovich), she uncovers a startling truth about lies and the nature of love.
Netflix Rating: 3.4
NYT Review
"Gardens of the Night" is a harrowing story of kidnapping and forced child prostitution that conjures a world entirely populated by predators and prey. Read the review
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Do these heartbreaking stories exist in the real world? Yes, yes, they do. Does dramatizing these stories with nothing to add except a certain cruel wallowing in the existence of unspeakable human depravity serve any real purpose? No, no, it does not.
Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times  full review
 
Writer-director Jared Harris (and actor and son of the late Richard Harris) claims to have spent 10 years researching this sordid milieu, yet, for all the detail, it ends up playing like an especially lurid '80s TV movie.
Lou Lumenick, New York Post  full review
 
Gardens of the Night is a harrowing story of kidnapping and forced child prostitution that conjures a world entirely populated by predators and prey.
Stephen Holden, New York Times
 
Good acting and sincere direction by Damian Harris act as beacons to light the haunting corridors of an underworld spook house.
Rex Reed, New York Observer  full review
 
The film never quite recovers from writer-director Damian Harris's dithering way of shooting things.
Ed Gonzalez, Village Voice  full review
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  • Release Year: 2008
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Runtime: 110 min
  • Available From: Nov 02, 2012
  • Queued by: 154 people
Directed By
Damian Harris
Cast
Tom Arnold, John Malkovich, Jeremy Sisto, Ryan Simpkins, Evan Ross, Gillian Jacobs, Kevin Zegers, Harold Perrineau, Jermaine Scooter Smith, Raynold Gideon, Cornelia Guest, Alice Lo
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