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R| 1 hr. 53 min.

Plot Summary
A mother blames the disappearance of her child on a black man from the projects after she reports a carjacking. A detective (Samuel L. Jackson) suspects the woman is hiding something, and he enlists the aid of a missing-child activist (Edie Falco). While the investigation continues, the media amplifies the case's notoriety, bringing up some tough racial issues.

Cast: Samuel L. Jackson , Julianne Moore , Edie Falco , Ron Eldard , William Forsythe , Aunjanue Ellis , Anthony Mackie , LaTanya Richardson Jackson

Director: Joe Roth

Genres: Crime drama, Mystery

Freedomland (2006)

Release Date: February 17th, 2006|1 hr. 53 min.

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  • Roth takes three powerhouse actors -- Julianne Moore as the mother, Samuel L. Jackson as the cop who interrogates her and Edie Falco as another woman who lost her son -- and reduces their talents to rubble and their characters to screeching cliches. show more

  • At the finish, the filmmakers give us at least three different endings, probably because they have no idea what Freedomland is saying, probably because it's not saying much of anything. But a film with this many virtues can't be written off as just another average entry. show more

  • Steer clear of Freedomland, the movie. Your time would be better spent reading Richard Price's much more compelling 1998 novel. show more

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