There's not much edification in store, and [director] Bright cruises over some bumpy plot holes, but the teen's perspective does put a black comic spotlight on wider social hypocrisies.
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.
| Original Score: 2/5
Cynical, stylish and witty.
| Original Score: 3/4
Rude in the way the truth is rude -- only funnier.
| Original Score: 4/4
It's too drawn-out, too talky and, at the most crucial moment, needlessly implausible, to sustain its humor and large dose of violence.
Alive with the luscious turn-ons of sex and danger, Freeway is the most impressive debut film I've seen all year.
Both grimly funny and thought-provoking.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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.