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Based on 15 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    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. show more

  • 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. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    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. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    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. show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Examiner

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

  • 75
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Cynical, stylish and witty. [21 Feb 1997] show more

  • 80
    Kim Newman Empire

    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. show more

  • 30
    Steve Davis Austin Chronicle

    A white-trash riff on Little Red Riding Hood, the oddly titled Freeway is a road movie that hits a dead end. show more

  • 90
    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. show more

  • 50
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

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

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