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Freedomland Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
February 16, 2006
Bungled just enough to make Freedomland a disappointing glimpse at what could have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 16, 2006
Freedomland assembles the elements for a superior thriller, but were the instructions lost when the box was opened?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
February 16, 2006
A heap of prodigious talent in an orgy of compensatory overacting.
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 19, 2006
The firm, steady presence of Karen Collucci (Falco), a leader of a volunteer group that looks for lost children gives a glimpse of what an interesting movie this could have been if it had not faltered under director Joe Roth's self-conscious ambitions.
| Original Score: C+
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
February 17, 2006
What starts off as a kidnapping thriller twists back and forth so often that it seems to get dizzy and forget what it's about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
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
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 30, 2009
Ridiculous
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
February 17, 2006
It tries hard and means well. And I couldn't hardly wait for it to end. Freedomland falls short as entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net
February 14, 2006
This powerful drama sometimes loses its way, quite tragically, due to a rare scenery-chewing performance from Julianne Moore
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
February 16, 2006
Freedomland would like to be a Crash-like, shades-of-gray drama about race, but it's contrived and obvious.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
February 17, 2006
Roth winds up making a mockery of the weighty topics through his ham-fisted mistreatment of them, and he never manages to make any kind of point.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
February 16, 2006
[Julianne Moore] spends the entire film walking the razor's edge: gauging the difference between brilliance and disaster before assertively losing her balance.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
February 16, 2006
Freedomland, a lethally dull drama about a white child who may have gone missing in a New Jersey public housing complex, is an early candidate for worst film of the year.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com
February 17, 2006
Without the fanfare of award-bating media hype to act as a blanket, Freedomland is fully revealed to be the anemic, idiotically observed film that it is.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
February 17, 2006
Freedomland is an overblown drama that leads nowhere, despite its fervent attempts at hard-hitting social commentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
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
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
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
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 20, 2009
"Freedomland" is an infuriating movie made worse by incomprehensible monologues from its deranged protagonist.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com
February 19, 2006
A Mickey Mouse Club therapy session.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
February 17, 2006
Freedomland is a good idea that got out of control.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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