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Freedomland (2006)

Freedomland

Overview


Genre

Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Release Date

February 17, 2006

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

113 min.

Studio

Columbia Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Joe Roth

Producer

Scott Rudin

Screenwriter

Richard Price

Starring

Story


Based on Richard Price's bestselling novel, which opens as a bruised and bloodied white woman named Brenda Martin stumbles into a Dempsey, New Jersey, emergency room, claiming that a black man stole her car with her four-year-old son in the backseat. Veteran detective Lorenzo Council is assigned to investigate the case, and despite reservations about Brenda's story, he launches an all-out search for the abducted boy. Jesse Haus, an ambitious young reporter for the local newspaper, also suspects that Brenda is hiding something, and she befriends the grief-stricken mother in an attempt to break the biggest story of her career. But as the search for the alleged carjacker intensifies, smoldering racial tensions between the predominantly black city of Dempsey and its mostly white neighbor, Gannon, threaten to explode.

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Julianne Moore and Samuel L. Jackson in Columbia Pictures' Freedomland (2006)
Julianne Moore and Samuel L. Jackson in Columbia Pictures' Freedomland (2006)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a gritty drama about racial tension..”
by Jack Mathews [New York Daily News]
“..its attempt at creating a racially-charged film that could have been as powerful as "Crash" loses its way enough times that it never quite makes it to its destination..”
by Edward Douglas [Comingsoon]
“..overly earnest, ponderous and dull..”
by Andrea Chase [Killer Movie Reviews]