Adopt a Highway Reviews

March 12, 2019
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.
March 12, 2019
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.
March 11, 2019
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.
March 11, 2019
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.
March 11, 2019
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.
May 28, 2019
Adopt A Highway is as naked, vulnerable, and warmly fulfilling a directorial debut as you can ask for.
March 30, 2019
By simply opening up the complicated soul of an individual and holding up a mirror to society, we get an emotionally resonant and lyrical tale delivered in the most compassionate of tones.
March 17, 2019
'Highway' ultimately feels like the product of a first-time director still finding his footing, who maybe should've stuck with his bread and butter for this first effort.
March 16, 2019
Logan Marshall-Green's tale of self-discovery is made rich by little other than the equally, but intentionally unsure performance by Ethan Hawke.
March 15, 2019
ADOPT A HIGHWAY will simultaneously warm and shatter your heart.