Freedomland (2005)


My Rating : 3.5/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “A thrilling story revolving around a racist society, got a great suspense!”

In 1998, Richard Price (Clockers) wrote a novel about a New Jersey mother who inflames a racial riot by claiming a black man stole her car with her four-year-old son in the back seat. The book was a long read (560 pages) that flew by on Price’s ear for dialogue and knack for building tension. The movie, with a script by Price, sinks like a stone.

freedomland

freedomland

Every grace note is blunted by director Joe Roth, who displays no feel for the material. A skilled studio executive, Roth has directed two recent films (America’s Sweethearts and Christmas With the Kranks) that indicate directing is not his vocation.

freedomland

freedomland

Freedomland seals the deal. 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.

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Posted on March 6, 2009, in Drama, Suspense, Thriller, Thriller/Suspense. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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