Freetown (2015)

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Monrovia, 1990: An aggressive civil war has escalated, threatening many lives, including a group of native Liberian missionaries and their leader. Now they must be willing to give up all that they have, to make a desperate cross-country trip, with little chance of survival, in order to protect one of their own. FREETOWN is the powerful true story of faith, survival, and freedom. (C) Purdie

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Although suffused with welcome touches of sly humor, the proceedings never gather the necessary dramatic momentum.

May 30, 2015 | Full Review…

As a film with a religious message, Freetown scores. As a film, this genuine effort has a few rough edges.

Oct 10, 2018 | Full Review…

The film, based on true events, feels dramatic and thrilling at moments. Other times, its heavy-handed proselytizing mars the proceedings.

Mar 7, 2017 | Full Review…

In total, Freetown delivers a powerful message despite limited means, and marks another success for an emerging filmmaker.

Nov 5, 2015 | Full Review…

The inexperienced cast is earnest but wooden, easily upstaged by the stark beauty of the Ghanaian countryside where the movie was filmed.

May 30, 2015 | Rating: 2/5

A compelling story with fascinating characters, undone by a script that does the opposite of what its real-life Liberian missionaries would do: it doesn't take any chances.

Apr 28, 2015 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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