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Freedomland Reviews

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November 7, 2010
A dazzling performance by Julianne Moore, backed by Samuel L. Jackson. A strong supporting performance by Edie Falco. The story is overwrought and uneven, but those performances had me interested from beginning to end.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 30, 2009
April 20, 2009
"Freedomland" is an infuriating movie made worse by incomprehensible monologues from its deranged protagonist.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
February 13, 2008
As an excuse to examine urban malaise at novel length, this premise works; as a film drama, it feels both overlong and sketchy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 19, 2007
Clunky, disjointed and with a couple of subplots that linger and then vanish.
Full Review | Original Score: 55/100
March 1, 2007
A compelling, beautifully written and impossible-to-put-down book has been turned into a mediocre film that seems self-important and listless.
February 19, 2007
An intensely engrossing melodrama, despite its ultimately squandering an opportunity to deliver an emotional payoff.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 13, 2006
As I sat there watching the final slow motion image of a young man framed against the flames of a burning refrigerator box I couldn't help but think, "boy, I should have gone and seen Eight Below instead."
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 11, 2006
Not much of this is new territory, but it can be gripping at times.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 7, 2006
Filme triste de temática complexa, surpreende por ter sido dirigido por um cineasta normalmente incompetente e traz performances brilhantes de Jackson e Falco (já Moore, apenas correta, carrega na caracterização).
| Original Score: 3/5
June 24, 2006
This mixed-up, self-important thriller is adapted by Richard Price from his own novel and wastes a talented cast.
May 25, 2006
Freedomland is a drama that plays like an episode of a TV cop show stretched beyond its limits.
May 12, 2006
Richard Price's dual plot, of the investigation and the escalating racial tensions that surround it, befuddles director Joe Roth from the very start.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 12, 2006
Moviemakers who exploit the suffering and death of children to ratchet up the dramatic stakes belong in the innermost circle of hell, but Freedomland -- clumsy and overwrought as it is -- earns the right to its harrowing trajectory.
May 6, 2006
Freedomland might just play to the MTV generation, but even they'll likely have trouble swallowing this particularly clumsy pill.
| Original Score: 2/5
May 6, 2006
Flabby, dull and overlong, it's a B-grade movie with A-list talent and an inflated idea of its own importance. Think Tsotsi crossed with Clockers with the imagination of neither.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 5, 2006
Promises much but doesn't connect in the same way as another recent film with racial themes, Crash.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 27, 2006
Freedomland has an extremely strong opening sequence but its intriguing premise is quickly squandered in favour of overwritten speeches and a series of boring, nonsensical scenes that seem to go nowhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 24, 2006
[The] thematic material is so far beyond [director Joe] Roth's reach, you feel that even offering him a stepladder wouldn't help.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
March 14, 2006
If nothing else, Freedomland tries very hard to be a good film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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