Freedomland Synopsis
When a woman's daughter disappears, she blames a black man from the projects.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
The film is, above all, a moving portrait of hurting souls, brought to life in compelling performances.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
At the finish, the filmmakers give us at least three different endings, probably because they have no idea what Freedomland is saying,...
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ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Strong acting is one of the film's hallmarks. It has been a while since Samuel L. Jackson has given a performance with this much intensity.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Moore doesn't just act. She goes on the attack, embracing the kind of lower-rung-of-the-middle-class role that actresses from Jodie Foster...
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Moore is as gutsy an actress as there is today, and I'm not sure I've seen a star as dressed down for a psychological unpeeling since...
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
This tale of a white mother's kid gone missing in a black New Jersey neighborhood - and the tensions and news media attention that ensue -...
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38

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
An overblown urban crime drama that should be a lot better than it is.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Steer clear of Freedomland, the movie. Your time would be better spent reading Richard Price's much more compelling 1998 novel.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Roth takes three powerhouse actors -- Julianne Moore as the mother, Samuel L. Jackson as the cop who interrogates her and Edie Falco as...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The production can best be described by several f-words. It is frenetic, frazzled and febrile. It is also feeble -- almost touchingly so,...
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Rated R | For language and some violent content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ This missing child drama is not for kids.
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