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Freedomland (2006)

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Released Year: 2006
Runtime: 113 minutes
Directors: Joe Roth


A black police detective must solve a strange case of a kidnapped boy and deal with a big racial protest.



The Hollywood Reporter - Sheri Linden
The film is, above all, a moving portrait of hurting souls, brought to life in compelling performances.
Entertainment Weekly - 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 to Meryl Streep have long savored. Her performance is an achievement of sorts, yet, like the movie itself, it's also strenuous and joyless.
Christian Science Monitor - Peter Rainer
If Freedomland reminds you of Spike Lee's "Clockers," that's not by accident. Like that film, it's adapted by Richard Price from his novel and is set in the neighboring Northern New Jersey communities of Dempsy, predominantly poor and African-American, and the largely white blue-collar suburb of Gannon.
Variety - Brian Lowry
Despite a few raw moments, pic feels like a Lifetime movie with a marquee cast.
The A.V. Club - Scott Tobias
Only Edie Falco, appearing as a bereft mother leading a citizen's group that searches for missing children, suggests the great film that Freedomland might have been.

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