Freeway Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 29, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Leslie Rigoulot
Film Scouts
April 17, 2002
We are clobbered with excess as if we wouldn't understand a subtle fable.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
This is not a film for everyone, in fact, it's main appeal is in the gross fascination for the grotesque.
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
June 9, 2005
| Original Score: 0/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
Freeway is not good satire, it's not good comedy, and it's not in the least bit entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Steve Davis
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A white-trash riff on Little Red Riding Hood, the oddly titled Freeway is a road movie that hits a dead end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
If you're into despicable trash that is completely without redeeming value, Freeway is for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
It's too drawn-out, too talky and, at the most crucial moment, needlessly implausible, to sustain its humor and large dose of violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Freeway glints here and there with dark humor amounting to a knowing wink that undercuts the cautionary tale at its heart and the seriousness of its graphic sociology.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Like it or hate it (or both), you have to admire its skill, and the over-the-top virtuosity of Reese Witherspoon and Kiefer Sutherland.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Both grimly funny and thought-provoking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
November 28, 2002
Shockingly dark and nasty take on the Red Riding Hood tale.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
February 13, 2008
One of the most stubbornly original and electrifying films not only of 1996, but of the '90s, period.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 28, 2011
[The] characters are crisp and fascinating, and the movie has a great anything-can-happen B-movie excitement feel to it.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
A wild, audacious drive-in attraction that takes the 'high' from 'highbrow' and the 'low' from 'lowdown' and shakes them up.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
The imperfect teenager fairy tale for the 1990s.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
Hilariously cheap but oddly reflective at times.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
Freeway somehow manages to be hip, imaginative and hilarious. Road film, comedy, prison drama and Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers all rolled into one.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
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Joe Leydon
Variety
March 26, 2009

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
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