Freeheld Reviews

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October 11, 2017
You'd have to have a heart of stone not to be moved by the story here, just as you'd have to have a mind cemented shut to deny the issues of fairness under the law that are explored.
November 10, 2015
Freeheld assigns its most dynamic arcs to the straight characters who align themselves, sooner or later, with Laurel and Stacie.
October 16, 2015
Page and Julianne Moore, who plays Hester, have an easy if not electric chemistry, but they seem hamstrung by the movie-of-the-week tropes and Peter Sollett's plodding direction.
October 15, 2015
[Freeheld] is sincere, to be sure, but unlikely to win any prizes. For starters, the most memorable character in this important story of a courageous woman is a man; that's a problem.
October 15, 2015
"Freeheld" is a snapshot of a notable American moment.
October 15, 2015
It hits the right sentimental moments but doesn't truly touch hearts as it settles into courtroom drama mode.
October 9, 2015
It's a stiff, overly calculated piece of awards bait that has all the elements of an Academy Awards triumph - except a beating heart.
October 8, 2015
In the end credits, we see photos of the real Laurel and Stacie, in happier days, and you can see love glowing around them. Too bad that the movie, well-intentioned as it is, never quite catches that spark.
October 8, 2015
"Freeheld" is a disappointingly flat affair, plodding in its pacing and predictable in its story beats.
October 8, 2015
A well-meaning movie whose sterling intentions, timely and provocative subject and terrific cast are muted to near oblivion by uninspired storytelling and direction.
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