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Based on 8 Reviews
critic reviews (8)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Aselton gets a lot said in 78 minutes. I think the main thing she says is something never overtly spoken, that life is essentially a lonely experience - even when we're surrounded by activity, and even if we never shut up. show more

  • 38
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Katie Aselton has achieved the seemingly impossible. She's turned a movie about sex into a boring, talky snooze. show more

  • 40
    Eric Hynes Time Out New York

    The Freebie grimly reaffirms the status quo, concluding it's better to have no sex at all than to forsake the Ikea-furnished domestic dream. show more

  • 40
    John P. McCarthy Boxoffice Magazine

    With a premise better suited to comedy than drama, The Freebie is more somber and less stimulating than expected. show more

  • 70
    Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times

    This engaging, nicely observed look at a 30ish L.A. couple who allow each other a one-night stand to help reheat their 7-year-old marital bed moves quickly and simply. show more

  • 70
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    A smart seriocomic playlet with some emotionally harsh moments, although it refrains from plumbing its subject in agonizing depth. show more

  • 60
    Todd McCarthy Variety

    From a performance p.o.v., Aselton and Shepard hold the screen well and are most watchable, and Aselton does a fluid directing job within the limited challenge she set for herself production-wise. show more

  • 40
    Nick Pinkerton Village Voice

    None of the dialogue, presumably arrived at through improvisation, is either funny or memorable. show more

  • January 14, 2011 Joe's AOL
    Report This User

    Great acting...Especialy by Ken Kennedy

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