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Freedomland Reviews



Genre :

Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Release Date :

February 17, 2006

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Joe Roth

Starring :

Samuel L. Jackson, Julianne Moore, William Forsythe, Edie Falco, Ron Eldard, Aunjanue Ellis, Anthony Mackie, Domenick Lombardozzi

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

1 of 5

“..overly earnest, ponderous and dull..”
by Andrea Chase [Killer Movie Reviews]
6.5 of 10

“..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]
2.5 of 4

“..grittily evocative, maddeningly obvious, and clich?d..”
by Pam Grady [Reel]
2.5 of 4

“..feels overwrought and unclear in intent..”
by Ed Blank [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
4.5 of 5

“..does a solid job of transferring Price's gritty and often bleak vision to the screen..”
by Harper Barnes [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
“..a moving portrait of hurting souls, brought to life in compelling performances..”
by Sheri Linden [The Hollywood Reporter]
2.5 of 4

“..a gritty drama about racial tension..”
by Jack Mathews [New York Daily News]
2 of 5

“..a big lumpy mess of a movie..”
by [E! Online]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Chris Vognar [The Dallas Morning News]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Sean O'Connell [Filmcritic]
3 of 4
Reviewed by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Tim Cogshell [Boxoffice Magazine]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Jeremiah Kipp [Slant Magazine]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Barbara Vancheri [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Duane Dudek [The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Eugene Novikov [Film Blather]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Daniel Fienberg [Zap2it]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Gene Seymour [Newsday]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Sara M. Fetters [MovieFreak]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Brian Orndorf [EFilmCritic]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Bill Muller [The Arizona Republic]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Jeff Vice [Deseret News, Salt Lake City]
2 of 5
Reviewed by John Urbancich [Sun Newspapers of Cleveland]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
Reviewed by Carol Cling [Las Vegas Review-Journal]
Reviewed by Steve Schneider [Orlando Weekly]
Reviewed by Jean Lowerison [San Diego Metropolitan]
Reviewed by Patty Jones [Georgia Straight]

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