Adopt a Highway


Adopt a Highway

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Russ Millings has just been released from prison after serving 21 years for a 3rd strike conviction for possessing an ounce of marijuana. As he tries to adapt to a world he doesn't recognize -- including trying to learn how to use the internet -- he finds an abandoned baby in a dumpster behind the fast food restaurant where he works as a dishwasher. Unsure of what to do, and caught between impulses of kindness and panic, Russ soon realizes this could be his chance at redemption.


Critic Reviews for Adopt a Highway

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (10) | Rotten (3)

  • It's an odd film, but it greatly rewards viewer patience, culminating in the only scenes at my SXSW so far that brought tears to my eyes.

    Mar 12, 2019 | Full Review…
  • One of those baffling cases in which a project somehow made it to completion without anyone daring to mention that the script barely qualified as a narrative outline, let alone as camera-ready.

    Mar 12, 2019 | Full Review…

    Dennis Harvey

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  • In an ensemble cast of small roles where his character is the only one with a film-length arc, Hawke's performance quite literally carries the movie.

    Mar 11, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Adopt a Highway fails to ground its fable-esque qualities in a deeper bedrock of emotional truth, but its best moments offer a tender glimpse at what people do with several decades of pent-up resentment.

    Mar 11, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • Though Hawke's engrossing performance and composer Jason Isbell's ("A Star Is Born") serene score are worth a watch, "Adopt a Highway" comes off as flat as it is earnest.

    Mar 11, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Adopt A Highway is as naked, vulnerable, and warmly fulfilling a directorial debut as you can ask for.

    May 27, 2019 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

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