100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Freeway is rude in the way the truth is rude -- only funnier. The movie seduces with its humor, all the while presenting a realized vision of a harsh, absurd world.
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100

TV Guide

Bright cunningly translates the story of Little Red Riding Hood into the trashy vernacular of tabloid TV and reality-based cop shows.
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90

Salon.com

By Charles Taylor
With one foot in the grind house and one in the art house, the smarts in Freeway are more than equal to its visceral kick.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It seems aimed at people who loved "Pulp Fiction'' and have strong stomachs. Like it or hate it (or both), you have to admire its skill, and the over-the-top virtuosity of Reese Witherspoon and Kiefer Sutherland as the girl and the wolf.
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Using black humor, blood, and a pair of tremendous performances, Freeway hones in on its targets and calculatedly skewers them one-by-one…This movie is both grimly funny and thought-provoking.
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80

Empire

By Kim Newman
The road-crime movie is such a formula in Hollywood that almost every debuting director turns one out, but writer-director Matthew Bright rings the changes by modeling this white trash nightmare on Red Riding Hood.
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75

San Francisco Examiner

A hip, corrosive and often hilarious entertainment, the movie strikes another blow for the American independent film.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Cynical, stylish and witty. [21 Feb 1997]
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50

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Danny Elfman's intense score contributes crucial energy, John Thomas' camera work is first-rate, but the ambitious Freeway ends up merely trashy.
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30

Austin Chronicle

By Steve Davis
A white-trash riff on Little Red Riding Hood, the oddly titled Freeway is a road movie that hits a dead end.
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61 out of 100
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