John & Becky’s Movie Review Of Freedomland

FreedomlandBecky and I went to see Freedomland this past Weekend. The Fandango website at Freedomland describes the movie as follows:

“A mother blames the disappearance of her young son on a black man from the projects after she reports a car-jacking. Two detectives investigating the case discover the girl’s mother may be covering something up and may be involved in the disappearance. While the investigation continues, the case takes on a life of its own in the media, bringing up some tough racial issues.”

The Review
This was a strange movie about a woman who is car-jacked and loses her son in the process when he is left in the car. It all happens late at night as she is driving through the projects and she claims that a black man did the crime, so suddenly it turns into a huge racial crisis. To make things more crazy, her brother is a white cop across the river (kind of like Copland) and he’s ready to beat up some people in the projects to find his nephew.

There are many twists and turns and you start to wonder what really happened to this woman, what’s going to happen to her son and who’s going to lose it as the mayhem continues to rise. You start to lose interest pretty quick. The woman is completely nuts, the cop is lost in space, the chaos in the projects and police station takes you away from the real story and you forget all about the missing kid. By the middle of the film we were looking forward to a less than happy ending.

The acting by Samuel Jackson and Julianne Moore is great, but the script and the Directing is lame. All the confusion leads to a less than exciting thriller.

Becky didn’t like it at all. She thought it was a complete waste of time and money. I liked it more than she did, but I would still suggest you save your money and wait for the rental.

John – ** Rental
Becky – * Don’t Bother
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